Moya Roddy’s new collection of stories catapult us into the minds and hearts of working-class people who, despite a class system that offers them very little, reveal their own strength and potential through friendship, community and solidarity.
Whether it’s the young mother in Doctor’s Orders fighting to get the right treatment, the joyrider in Going Nowhere who protects his selectively mute half-sister, the single parent being bullied at work in I Also Had My Hour or the elderly woman whose life does an about-turn in They Also Serve Who Only, the characters in these stories spring to life in memorable situations readers can easily identify with.
Written with a lightness of touch and a compassionate warmth that shines through every story, this outstanding collection is original, profound, and a must-read for everyone.
Fire in My Head, Stories by Moya Roddy, ISBN 978-1-912710-34-8, is 12 euros/ £10.
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