(From the publisher):
Edited by Donal Scannell and Sarah Champion.
Shenanigans is a collection of darkly humorous tales from the wrong side of midnight - nineteen stories from young Irish writers who shun Ireland's traditional literary topics in favour of the surreal and the deviant.
From Tipperary to Belfast, Galway to Trim, strange things happen when the sun goes down. There are internet criminals, lunatic politicians, video diarists, grave robbers and amateur semen couriers. There are long nights in Mountjoy Prison, sleepless obsessions with LUDO and sexual encounters at the dry cleaners. An Orangeman's prize pig is mysteriously kidnapped. The baby Jesus is stolen from the cathedral's stained glass window. And a man chips the nail polish off his wife's toes to find out whether she has been abducted by aliens...
Shenanigans takes the bizarre, sadistic humour of Joyce and Beckett into the nineties. It is Irish fiction from a generation with a different set of rules.
- The Alien Invasion by Bridget O'Connor
- The Stained Glass Violations by Mike McCormack
- The Best Tipperary Has To Offer by Julian Gough
- A Small Cut by Jo Baker
- The Pooka At Five Happiness by Emer Martin
- Digging A Hole by Colin Carberry
- Surabaya Johnny by Helena Mulkerns
- N52 by Caspar Walsh
- Goldfish by Olaf Tyaransen
- I Hate You And I Hate Your Jesus by Joe Ambrose
- Canal Bank Walk by Dex.357
- The Craic Run by Lana Citron
- Stovepipe by Imelda O'Reilly
- The Mile High Club by Robert Cremins
- God Loves You by P-P Hartnett
- As If There Were Trees by Colum McCann
- Hanratty's Time Capsule by Gavin Patrick Carville
- The Continuing Adventures Of Gurdy O'Grady by Nicholas Kelly
- Red Isuzu by Colin Murphy
Original title: Shenanigans - An Anthology Of Fresh Irish Fiction
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest
The following works are contained within this one:
As If There Were Trees (1999) [Short Story]
Author: Colum McCann