Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse, Paperback

Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse Paperback


A performance artist opens his chest and displays his beating heart on stage.

A young man walks through the hills of south-west Romania, where the locals have peculiar ideas about gold.

On the morning of a medical examination, a woman tries to coax her husband off the roof.

A smuggler pays off an old debt to his sister and resigns himself to a life of honest toil in the mine-shafts of his home town.

A mysterious rodent named Brigitte enters the lives of two old men. And, in the astonishing long story "In the Neighbourhood", the inhabitants of a crumbling tower-block go about their business, unforgettably.

The stories of Philip O Ceallaigh create a world that is utterly original and yet immediately recognizable - a world of ordinary people grappling with work and idleness, ambition and frustration, wildness and sobriety, love and lust and decay.

Scabrously honest, screamingly funny and beautifully crafted, "Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse" is a brilliant debut from a writer who cannot be ignored by anyone who cares about the art of fiction.




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