Treading on Dreams : Stories from Ireland

Treading on Dreams : Stories from Ireland
Author: Clare West
Publisher: Oxford
Date: 2008
Pages: 113
Format: PDF, DJVU, MP3
Size: 132MB
Level: 5

Irish writers have long been famous for short stories and there is a rich variety in this volume. On the windswept west coast of Ireland a boy and his grandmother welcome a stranger; in a Dublin bar two men discuss a woman. A mother struggles to live with the pain of a child’s death; a failed musician drowns his sorrows in whiskey in New York. Then there is the fisherman who caught no fish; a small boy who gets cross with his father; and a girl
with long black hair, cycling down the mountain road to her first party, with hope in her heart. And the wish in
all their hearts might be, in the words of the poet W. B. Yeats, ‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams’.