Joseph O’Connor’s first collection of short stories, True Believers projects the reader into 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.
‘A writer who admirably reveals the power of the short story to speak for our time.’ The Guardian.
‘A significant writer of a very contemporary kind.’ The Irish Times.