Oranges From Spain

Oranges From Spain

by David Park
     
 

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ORANGES FROM SPAIN is a collection of stories about of the trials of growing up in a community where tension, confusion and violence hold sway. Here, among other tales, a youthful seaside romance crosses the religious divide, a gang take turns at the wheel of a stolen car, and an exceptional student stirs the resentment of her troubled teacher.

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ORANGES FROM SPAIN is a collection of stories about of the trials of growing up in a community where tension, confusion and violence hold sway. Here, among other tales, a youthful seaside romance crosses the religious divide, a gang take turns at the wheel of a stolen car, and an exceptional student stirs the resentment of her troubled teacher.

Set in Northern Ireland against the background of the troubles, these vignettes capture the spirit of adolescence in difficult times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408836255
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

David Park has published three novels and one volume of short stories. He was the winner of the Authors Club First Novel Award, the Bass Ireland Arts Award for Literature and a twice winner of the University of Ulsters McCrea Literary Award. He lives in County Down, Northern Ireland with his wife and two children.
David Park has written nine previous books including The Big Snow, Swallowing the Sun, The Truth Commissioner, The Light of Amsterdam, which was shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Prize, and, most recently, The Poets Wives, which was selected as Belfasts Choice for One City One Book 2014. He has won the Authors Club First Novel Award, the Bass Ireland Arts Award for Literature, the Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, the American Ireland Fund Literary Award and the University of Ulsters McCrea Literary Award, three times. He has received a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and been shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year Award three times. In 2014 he was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. He lives in County Down, Northern Ireland.

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