Monday, 17 October 2016
New discoveries in short fiction: Stephen O'Connor
The story that really sealed the deal for me though - not found in O'Connor's collection - was 'Next To Nothing' (from Conjunctions #60). 'Next To Nothing' is the tale of two sisters whose intelligence and pragmatism makes them outsiders in their own community. When a Hurricane approaches, this pragmatic attitude to life is put to the test. Highly recommended.
If you like reading about outsiders and the ostracised, I recommend reading some of O'Connor's work. Next To Nothing' can be found on the author's website here.