Andrew Fox Over Our Heads

ISBN 13: 9781844883349

Over Our Heads

3.27 avg rating
( 30 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844883349: Over Our Heads
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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 'Fox is skilful at probing the bigger emotions: alienation, loss and nostalgia. His sparse prose is an effective counterpoint to complex feelings. His stories deal with the moments that shape a life: first trysts, the illness of a parent, the graduation of a child. ... Fox knows the hallmark of a good short story: leave the reader wanting more'Financial Times 'An impressive and thoroughly enjoyable collection ... Fox lets his characters tramp around their worlds, searching for heaven on earth' Irish Times 'Achieves the effect of intimating deep fissures of pain and longing beneath the lightest of surface cracks. Fox's prose is poised and confident, a well-honed tool with which to treat his delicate subject matter' Sunday 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 'A remarkable new talent ... He is able to tread so lightly that we only realise we have been cleverly punched in the solar plexus after we finish the last line' Irish Mail on Sunday (five stars)

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Andrew Fox was born in Dublin in 1985. He has published stories in journals including The Dublin Review and The Stinging Fly. He lives in New York.

Review:

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 Fox is skilful at probing the bigger emotions: alienation, loss and nostalgia. His sparse prose is an effective counterpoint to complex feelings. His stories deal with the moments that shape a life: first trysts, the illness of a parent, the graduation of a child. ... Fox knows the hallmark of a good short story: leave the reader wanting more -- Alice Fishburn Financial Times The stories emit the peculiar uncertainty and sadness of youth and youth's end, and of moving away, of making a life or failing to. ... The slow agony of dying relationships is a binding theme, sadness heightened by the remembered sweetness of the love departed. ... [Fox] achieves the effect of intimating deep fissures of pain and longing beneath the lightest of surface cracks. Fox's prose is poised and confident, a well-honed tool with which to treat his delicate subject matter. -- Rob Doyle Sunday Times These are thoughtful, well-told stories that bring home how hard it can be to belong Herald Impressive ... First-person narrators, their voices deceptively casual and conversational, draw the unsuspecting reader in before they strike. Against a backdrop of ordinary settings and pared-down realism, the arresting images, when they come, have an explosive force The Lady A superb collection ... compassionate and knowing Irish Examiner Outstanding Hot Press A remarkable new talent ... He is able to tread so lightly that we only realise we have been cleverly punched in the solar plexus after we finish the last line -- Dermot Bolger Irish Mail on Sunday

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780241968956: Over Our Heads

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  024196895X ISBN 13:  9780241968956
Publisher: Penguin UK, 2017
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fox, Andrew
Published by Penguin Group 2015-03-31 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1844883345 ISBN 13: 9781844883349
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group 2015-03-31, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Seller Inventory # 9781844883349B

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Fox, Andrew
Published by Penguin (2015)
ISBN 10: 1844883345 ISBN 13: 9781844883349
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bestsellersuk
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â" all orders are dispatched next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0000544440

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Andrew Fox
Published by Penguin Ireland (2015)
ISBN 10: 1844883345 ISBN 13: 9781844883349
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Ireland, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1844883345

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds