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The Teapots Are Out and Other Eccentric Tales from Ireland - by John B Keane (Paperback)

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  • A fitting tribute to John B. Keane, for decades Ireland's favorite storyteller, this winning short story collection typifies the late author's folkloric imagination and storytelling arts.
  • About the Author: John B. Keane, the popular Irish playwright, poet, and publican, is the author of such novels as The Contractors and Durango and several volumes of short stories, among them An Irish Christmas Feast.
  • 192 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Short Stories (single author)

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About the Book



A fitting tribute to John B. Keane, for decades Ireland's favorite storyteller, this winning short story collection typifies the late author's folkloric imagination and storytelling arts.



Book Synopsis



A fitting tribute to John B. Keane, for decades Ireland's favorite storyteller, this winning short story collection typifies the late author's folkloric imagination and storytelling arts. These are congenial tales, too, as this literary legend views the foibles and fallibilities of Irish country folk with abundant compassion as well as a shrewd, sometimes sardonic eye. Add to that Keane's glorious sense of fun and roguery that will make readers relish all the more how and why, in "Fred Rimble," Jim Conlon kills the best friend he ever had. Or how Willie Ramley determines that his future wife will be "Guaranteed Pure." Or how, to tragic as well as comic effect, a gasp, garlic, and gossip undo Denny Bruder in "The Hanging." In all, Keane uncovers the folly in the romantic pangs, exalted aspirations, misguided mischief, and everyday shortcomings of the characters in the village of his storyteller's mind--and beyond the folly finds their humanity.



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"Hilariously Irish, shrewdly accurate and richly creative."



About the Author



John B. Keane, the popular Irish playwright, poet, and publican, is the author of such novels as The Contractors and Durango and several volumes of short stories, among them An Irish Christmas Feast. Until his death in May 2002, he lived in Listowel, County Kerry, where he presided over one of the liveliest, most literary pubs in Ireland.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.22 Inches (H) x 5.47 Inches (W) x .59 Inches (D)
Weight: .53 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Format: Paperback
Author: John B Keane
Language: English
Street Date: December 26, 2002
TCIN: 12078097
UPC: 9780786712984
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8695
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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