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A brilliant collection of short stories - 'funny, sad, shocking and piercing observations on Irish life' - Sunday Telegraph.

True Believers introduces us to a world of characters stunning in their variety. Here are sad-hearted priests, old friends, young lovers, rockers and rebels. Here are runaway husbands and runaway wives. Here are jokers and fanatics, punks and poets, thinkers and drinkers, chancers and killers. Here are the true believers, all clinging desperately to some kind of faith in a mutable and dangerous world.

Reviews

The laureate of the rising Irish generation, he combines the demotic wit of Roddy Doyle and the structural guile of Colm Toibin. A significant writer of a very contemporary kind.

Irish Times

O'Connor writers with rawness, energy and verve

Sunday Telegraph

O'Connor describers the pretentions and uncertainties of youth with compassion, humour and a fine dramatic edge

Literary Review

Smart and engaging

Observer

First, the good news: Eddie Virago is back. The hero of Joseph O'Connor's widely acclaimed novel Cowboys and Indians features in the first of the thirteen stories that make up True Believers, and he makes a tasty entree. Now for the great new: there's plenty more where Eddie came from.

The Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099569954

    July 18, 2011

    Vintage

    224 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099498315

    July 1, 2008

    Vintage

    224 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
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    • Boomerang Books
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    • QBD
    • Readings
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781446435694

    August 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    224 pages

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Also by Joseph O'Connor

The Thrill of it All
Where Have You Been?
Figure in a Photograph: A Short Story from 'Where Have You Been?'
Irish Male At Home And Abroad
Ghost Light
Yeats Is Dead
Sweet Liberty
Cowboys And Indians
Redemption Falls
The Star Of The Sea
Inishowen
The Salesman

Recommendations

Ghostly
Scraps of Wool
Mockingbird Songs
A Country of Refuge
The Love Book
Dickens at Christmas
Moranthology
Alan Titchmarsh's Fill My Stocking
A Little, Aloud
The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook
Yeats Is Dead
Sexy Little Numbers
Another Point of View
The Wit & Wisdom of P.G. Wodehouse
Teatro Grottesco
Mere Anarchy
The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction
Beat Collection
The Anthology Of Australian Colonial Gothic Fiction
Tell Me No Lies