The Wexford Trilogy


ISBN: 9781854594716
Author: By Billy Roche
Publication Date: 24/11/2000
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 92pp.
Availability: Available


A modern Irish classic, telling three separate but related tales of small-town life in southern Ireland: A Handful of Stars, Poor Beast in the Rain and Belfry.

Set in a snooker club, a betting shop and a local church, each play introduces a mix of young cornerboys, old cowboys and chancers of any age in a lyrical, poignant and often hilarious account of lost dreams and thwarted ambitions.

‘How many contemporary writers give us the feeling that O’Casey has been exhumed in order to set a Chekhov short story to dialogue?’
The Times

‘If you want to know about roots, change, loss, growth, camaraderie, alienation or any of a dozen pertinent topics you should see Roche’s wonderfully ambivalent tales of a town that’s simultaneously mean and warm, stifling and nourishing, comic and sad. Together, they make you redefine that elusive word: home’
The Times

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