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  • Published: 5 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781844883356
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Over Our Heads




Over Our Heads: the brilliant debut by Andrew Fox.



A young man rushes to the bedside of his ex, knowing the baby she's having is not his own. Travelling colleagues experience an eerie moment of truth when a fire starts in their hotel. A misdirected parcel sets off a complex psychodrama involving two men, a woman and a dog ...



Andrew Fox's clever, witty, intense and thoroughly entertaining stories capture the passions and befuddlements of the young and rootless, equally dislocated at home and abroad. Set in America and Ireland - and, at times, in jets over the Atlantic - Over Our Heads showcases a brilliant new talent.



'Over Our Heads is full of surprises, all of them great' Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize



'Deft, clever, intense - this is a terrific debut from a very gifted new writer' Kevin Barry, winner of the IMPAC prize



'Andrew Fox's stories are slivers of power; knowing, watchful and burning with intelligence. Lives half-lived or grasped at; loves longed for and destroyed; the journey of the modern emigrant who goes away in the same daze in which he comes home: these are stories which linger long after they have been read' Belinda McKeon


'An impressive and thoroughly enjoyable collection ... Fox lets his characters tramp around their worlds, searching for heaven on earth' Irish Times

'The best of these stories are very good indeed ... While there are few happy souls in these arresting stories, the reader can find consolation in Fox's supple prose and frequently subtle insights' Irish Independent


'Fox joins a band of new talented Irish short story writers, like Colin Barrett and Mary Costello, with this assured debut collection' RTE Guide (four stars)
%%%Over Our Heads: the brilliant debut by Andrew Fox.



A young man rushes to the bedside of his ex, knowing the baby she's having is not his own. Travelling colleagues experience an eerie moment of truth when a fire starts in their hotel. A misdirected parcel sets off a complex psychodrama involving two men, a woman and a dog ...



Andrew Fox's clever, witty, intense and thoroughly entertaining stories capture the passions and befuddlements of the young and rootless, equally dislocated at home and abroad. Set in America and Ireland - and, at times, in jets over the Atlantic - Over Our Heads showcases a brilliant new talent.



'Over Our Heads is full of surprises, all of them great' Roddy Doyle



'Deft, clever, intense - this is a terrific debut from a very gifted new writer' Kevin Barry, winner of the IMPAC prize



'Andrew Fox's stories are slivers of power; knowing, watchful and burning with intelligence. Lives half-lived or grasped at; loves longed for and destroyed; the journey of the modern emigrant who goes away in the same daze in which he comes home: these are stories which linger long after they have been read' Belinda McKeon
%%%Over Our Heads: the brilliant debut by Andrew Fox.



A young man rushes to the bedside of his ex, knowing the baby she's having is not his own. Travelling colleagues experience an eerie moment of truth when a fire starts in their hotel. A misdirected parcel sets off a complex psychodrama involving two men, a woman and a dog ...



Andrew Fox's clever, witty, intense and thoroughly entertaining stories capture the passions and befuddlements of the young and rootless, equally dislocated at home and abroad. Set in America and Ireland - and, at times, in jets over the Atlantic - Over Our Heads showcases a brilliant new talent.



'Over Our Heads is full of

  • Pub date: 5 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781844883356
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Andrew Fox

Andrew Fox was born in 1964 and grew up in North Miami Beach, Florida. He attended Loyola University in New Orleans, where he studied social work and wrote a fantasy play for visually-handi- capped children that involved the audience rubbing their hands on a vaseline-coated foam rubber mer- maid's tail and sniffing spoiled sardines. He has worked as manager of the Louisiana Commodity Supplemental Food Program, a federally-funded monthly nutrition program for low-income senior citizens. In 1995, following the death of his cousin in the French Quarter on New Year's Eve due to a falling bullet, he helped found the New Year Coali- tion, an advocacy group that helps educate the pub- lic about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. Also in 1995, he joined a monthly writing workshop found- ed by award-winning SF author George Alee Effinger.

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