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Fishing the Sloe-Black River (1994) [Collection]
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The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement. There is the worn boxing champion who steals clothes from a New Orleans laundromat, the rumored survivor of Hiroshima who emigrates to the tranquil coast of Western Ireland, the Irishwoman who journeys through America in search of silence and solitude. But what is found in these stories, and discovered by these characters, is the astonishing poetry and peace found in the mundane: a memory, a scent on the wind, the grace in the curve of a street. Fishing the Sloe-Black River is a work of pure augury, of the channeling and re-spoken lives of people exposed to the beauty of the everyday.


  • Sisters
  • Breakfast for Enrique
  • A Basket Full of Wallpaper
  • Through the Field
  • Stolen Child
  • Step We Gaily, on We Go
  • A Word in Edgewise
  • From Many, One
  • Fishing the Sloe-Black River
  • Along the Riverwall
  • Cathalís Lake

Original title: Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Edition #1: Fishing the Sloe-Black River

Fishing the Sloe-Black River (1994)
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Language: English

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Fishing the Sloe-Black River (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312423384
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.1 x 0.6 in
Pages: 208

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