Winner of the 2006 Sullivan Prize, The Irish Martyr is a collection of ten stories by Russell Working, an award-winning fiction writer, Chicago Tribune reporter, and former foreign correspondent. With an impressive imaginative reach, Working peoples his stories with unforgettable characters, giving flesh and bone to issues in the headlines. Ranging widely in voice and place, these stories explore the emotional repercussions of fragile humans caught in often harsh situations beyond their control. That we respond to their pathos and humor, resignation and anger, testifies to Working's skill as a chronicler of fictive lives that all too clearly resonate with our world. In the Pushcart Prize - winning title story, we meet an Egyptian girl obsessed with an armed Irishman who moves next door to her family's Sinai beach house. In Help, a man reflects on his career spent receiving multimillion-dollar payments from deposed generals and presidents, while Perjury considers what happens when a boy in a Pacific Northwest town is summoned to testify in the trial of his alcoholic father. wife to a Chinese farmer in Dear Leader. Slava describes how the Chechen war touches the life of a Russian doctor in the Pacific seaport of Vladivostok.Fox managed to get the cigar in the hole of the mask, and he puffed away. His eyes smoked ... aquot;Yep.aquot; Then a giant furry blond figure appeared, his head dark against a globe of light around a streetlamp, and Jesse stopped flat. The creature anbsp;...
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