Bullfighting is Roddy Doyle's eagerly anticipated second collection of stories; a series of bittersweet tales revealing a panorama of Ireland today
Bullfighting moves from classrooms to graveyards, local pubs to bullrings; featuring an array of men at their working day and at rest, taking stock and reliving past glories. Each is concerned with loss in different ways - of their place in the world, of power, virility, love - of the boom days and the Celtic Tiger.
Brilliantly observed, funny and moving, the stories in Bullfighting present a new vision of contemporary Ireland, of its woes and triumphs.
Praise for Bullfighting
Roddy Doyle's deceptively casual and unflashy prose is the perfect vehicle for his new collection of short stories, focused on the lives of middle-aged men.Metro