A House Of Cards


Elizabeth MacDonald



A House Of Cards


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Format: ePub, azw3, pdf & mobi
Publication date: Oct 2014
Publisher: Portia Publishing

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About the Novel:

“This is Italy after the holiday is over, Italy as home, Italy to one who will never be accepted as Italian. Dangerous terrain." Claire Kilroy, Anglistica Pisana

Set in contemporary Italy, each of these ten stories focuses on the disorientation that ensues when you tumble down the rabbit hole of identity where everything is topsy-turvy. Common sense, decency and good manners are about as useful as a lantern in the Sahara. This second edition of A House of Cards contains two new stories and is confirmation of a special talent at work.


About the Author:

Elizabeth MacDonald was born in Dublin. She now lives in Pisa with her husband and son. She teaches on the post-graduate course in Translation at the University of Pisa. Her translations of the short stories of Liam O'Flaherty were the first in Italy. She has translated the poetry of Dermot Healy, Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, Dennis O’Driscoll, George Szirtes, Derek Mahon, and Old Irish nature poetry. Her special area of interest is the poetry of Mario Luzi. Her stories, essays and translations have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Ireland Review, The Cork Literary Review, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts and Soglie. She completed the MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin in 2001, gaining a Distinction. Her collection of short stories, A House of Cards, was published by Pillar Press in 2006 and was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.



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