Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to be published.
I'm looking forward to A Slanting of the Sun which is a short story collection by Donal Ryan. I haven't got long to wait as it's published on the 24th September by Doubleday Ireland. I loved his first two novels and you can read my reviews of them by clicking on the novel name below:
An old man looks into
the fearful eyes of a burglar left to guard him while his brother is
beaten; an Irish priest in a war-torn Syrian town teaches its young men
the art of hurling; the driver of a car which crashed, killing a teenage
girl, forges a connection with the girl’s mother; a squad of broken
friends assemble to take revenge on a rapist; a young man sets off on
his morning run, reflecting on the ruins of his relationship, but all is
not as it seems. Donal Ryan’s short stories pick up where his acclaimed novels The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December left
off, dealing with the human cost of loneliness, isolation and
displacement. Sometimes this is present in the ordinary, the mundane;
sometimes it is triggered by a fateful encounter or a tragic decision.
At the heart of these stories, crucially, is how people are drawn to
each other and cling on to love, often in desperate circumstances. In
haunting and often startling prose, Donal Ryan has captured the brutal
beauty of the human heart in all its hopes and failings.