Boulevard Wren and Other Stories


More stories and musings from the anarchic mind of the Bagged One.
Ireland's most acclaimed satirist is back with a second collection of short stories to provoke, unsettle and illuminate. Roving through the centuries, from the barren fields of the Famine-struck West to the hyperreal adscape of our technocratic present, the second collection of short stories from Blindboy Boatclub is a wild and exhilarating hike along the knotted paths of the Irish subconscious. From the time-travelling effects of tweed suits, to a vengeful farmer who hypnotises old people into believing they're cows after his farm is turned into a nursing home, these stories are characteristically surreal, yet littered with moments of profound insight and quiet devastation.
Blindboy Boatclub is Ireland's foremost satirist and most original comic voice. He presents one of Ireland's most popular podcasts. His first collection of short stories, The Gospel According to Blindboy, was a bestseller. He was recently shortlisted for a BAFTA for his BBC Three series, Blindboy Undestroys the World, which investigated broken housing systems.

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