Over Our Heads ( Ebook ) ↠ Andrew Fox


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  • Over Our Heads
  • Andrew Fox
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 9781844883349

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Over Our Heads Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ddlements of the young and rootless eually 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 tale Maybe it was fitting that the time I had to read Andrew Fox s brilliant first collection Over Our Heads was during a flight from Paris to Dublin temporarily delayed with a landing to Shannon There was plenty of time to read uninterrupted And maybe it was fate as well because several of the stories somehow involved travel I liked on the back cover the idea that Fox s clever witty intense and thoroughly entertaining stories capture the passions and befuddlements of the young and rootless eually dislocated at home and abroad I ll be honest when I say that it was the cover that first drew the book to my attention and then I heard Fox interviewed on the RTE program The Book Show and I loved his explanation of place and how it shapes characters I was particularly interested in one story Occupations which host of the porgram Sinead Gleeson asked Fox to elaborate upon In the story a work team arrive at an abandoned but soon to be used office space to clean the graffiti of a street artist who has drawn in the office workers and their expressionless faces The men while scrubbing at the blank paint and watching the way its grey sludge when mixed with the cleaning chemicals slides down the wall talk about who must have done the painting and why It s perhaps Fox s only story with an element of the spooky in that the artist is never revealed directly but returns before the close of the story to send a final message to the work crew It was fresh and organic when I heard the interview so I was delighted when I came upon it nestled in my window seat Of the collection it s hard to choose favorites There have been so many contenders for short fiction lately that it s perhaps easiest to compare the stories to the likes of Colin Barrett s Young Skins but that wouldn t be fair they re different elements entirely In Barrett s Young Skins he creates an entire world out of the known but Fox plays with the known in familiar territory His stories aren t over laden with detail character driven and less likely to paint as bleak a portrait of Ireland as Barrett sometimes manages But not all is spring roses and fresh laundry in Fox s Ireland In several stories Fox s characters have emigrated like in the final piece of the collection Are You Still There where a 20 something man brings his American girlfriend back to Dublin and from there his life changes Or as in my favorite story of the collection The Navigator where an Irish man long emigrated to America brings his daughter back to Ireland where she wants to study at University Both are rich with the idea of home coming but also the shock in the distance How little things change but also how much is different One of the final stories How to Go Home finds a young man moved to London returning to his family One younger girl tells him awed that he s moved to England that she s always wanted to do that and when he challenges her to the dynamic of the story changes Fox creates a universe in his stories that is recognizable to readers of the collection place names are often reused to create a sense of community in the text just another element of Fox s drive to show relationship between place and person I think it s safe to say in brief that Over Our Heads is a seminal collection of short stories for its take of the immigration of Irish men and women There is a realism in Fox s writing that grounds the stories so many of which are about being up in the air Wybor idiomów angielskich collection Over Our Heads was during a flight from Paris to Dublin temporarily delayed with a landing to Shannon There was plenty of time to read uninterrupted And maybe it was fate as well because several of the stories somehow involved travel I liked on the back How Could She? 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