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Wales Half Welsh - John Williams

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After years of near invisibility in contemporary fiction, overshadowed by the acclaimed offerings from Scotland and Ireland, Wales can now draw on a brilliant and diverse group of writers, from Trezza Azzopardi to James Hawes, and Niall Griffiths to Anna Davis. Wales Half Welsh is a vibrant and original collection, whose subjects range from childhood trauma to hipster thrills, but all of them share a pervasive sense of a dark, edgy world. So here they are: eleven new writers from Wales—a place that’s catching up with its own distinctive history.

'James Hawes belongs to a new generation of fast, funky, streetwise British male novelists: the one that has stopped sounding like Martin Amis and started sounding like Helen Fielding, moving away from the literary pyrotechnics of the New Statesman 70s crowd and repositioning itself in the more lenient and less vinegary arena of relationships and blokeish self-awareness.' The Guardian on Dead Long Enough by James Hawes 'If Azzopardi is guaranteed anything, it's an audience of loudly howling readers.' The Guardian on Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi 'This is a compulsive, brief and important read. Its power stems from Griffiths's ability to ventriloquise characters who do not normally make it into 'literary fiction', and from the daring mix of registers which has become his trademark.' The Observer on The Stump by Niall Griffiths

Introductionp. 1
The Trials of Mahmood Mattanp. 13
Hiding in Cheesy's Bedroomp. 35
Dalton's Boxp. 45
Turd-burglarsp. 56
Valley Linesp. 66
Human See, Human Dop. 82
The vinegar mixp. 102
Extra Vinegarp. 121
Porkp. 131
The Enemyp. 147
The Useful Idiotp. 165
Shortholdp. 187
Fresh Startp. 194
Black Weirp. 208
Fran and the Witch and Mep. 219
Inspirationp. 230
The Colonel and the Mercenaryp. 241
Stigmatap. 255
About the Authorsp. 258
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ISBN: 9780747566069
ISBN-10: 0747566062
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1