Set in a turbulent British empire, these historical stories brim with energy and emotion, taking readers to the remote reaches of early twentieth century Burma to an Ireland in flux. These interconnected stories are filled with humor, insight, and unexpected moments of revelation.
"Mary O'Donnell writes with immense vivacity and skill. I love her work. Empire is a collection I found hard to put down once started, a book that draws the reader, with great grace and cleverness, into the shimmer of its power."—Joseph O'Conner
""[O'Donnell] once again dazzles with her trademark intelligence, her precise, gorgeous prose and the empathy she employs in everything she writes. The stories here are shot through with energy and attention, from the exoticism of early twentieth century Burma to an Ireland in flux. Another fine book from a masterful writer."—Nuala O'Conner
"In Empire, these interconnected stories are filled with an effortlessly poetic confidence, bringing the reader back to an earlier Ireland with humor, insight, unexpected moments of revelation and clear contemporary resonances."—Eibhear Walshe
Mary O'Donnell is an award-winning and best-selling novelist and poet, a journalist, broadcaster and teacher.