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Thomas Kiernan was born in Granard, Co. Longford. He farmed for a few years after secondary school before going to live abroad. He has been writing for most of his adult life. He is married with two grown-up children and lives in Kilkenny.  

Someone I Never Knew  
hort stories by Thomas Kiernan
128 pp RRP €12.00 ISBN 978-1-907017-11-7

In these 15 stories Tom Kiernan explores humanity, with all its foibles through a diverse collection of characters. We meet the weak, the strong, the misguided and the downright bad who inhabit both the old and in the new Ireland, urban as well as rural.

Guards escort a neighbour to prison in the 1960’s, vagrants and ex-convicts in a hostel plot to get rich, a tailor gives his new jacket an outing in Kilkenny in the company of his Polish girlfriend, a man swaps Dublin for the West of Ireland after the tragic death of his partner, there is a traumatised journalist in war-torn Belfast and a young emigrant returns to the impoverished family farm.

The result is an insightful collection describing the human condition. Violence is intermingled with humour, because even in the darkest places people will find cause, and even a need, to laugh.

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