Prosperity Drive

Mary Morrissy

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Prosperity Drive By Mary Morrissy Prosperity Drive All the characters in this mesmerising book begin their journeys on Prosperity Drive Everything radiates out often internationally from this suburban Dublin street and everything eventually returns t

  • Title: Prosperity Drive
  • Author: Mary Morrissy
  • ISBN: 9780224102193
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Prosperity Drive By Mary Morrissy All the characters in this mesmerising book begin their journeys on Prosperity Drive Everything radiates out often internationally from this suburban Dublin street, and everything eventually returns to it It is an Ireland in miniature Like an exploded novel, Prosperity Drive is laid out in stories, linked by its characters who appear and disappear, bump into each otAll the characters in this mesmerising book begin their journeys on Prosperity Drive Everything radiates out often internationally from this suburban Dublin street, and everything eventually returns to it It is an Ireland in miniature Like an exploded novel, Prosperity Drive is laid out in stories, linked by its characters who appear and disappear, bump into each other in chance encounters, and join up again through love, marriage or memory.The form of Prosperity Drive reflects and embodies the theme of dislocation Exploring family ties and small coincidences, the stories are united by recurring imagery, echoing a kind of collective unconscious, and the magnetic force of place While each story is discrete, and stands perfectly alone, when read together they have an extraordinary cumulative effect Through the central drama of the Elworthy family, the collection has a strong narrative arc, very similar to that of a novel, making explicit to the reader secrets withheld from the characters.A stunningly original construction, this journey in stories is very much like life itself a series of circles and trajectories, a process of learning how to love and how to lose that love Heartbreaking and hilarious in turn, always incisive and exquisitely written, this is a thrilling book by a major Irish writer.
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    1. William on said:

      This group of linked stories really does verge on becoming a novel The approach reminds me of the work of Elizabeth Strout, but Morrisy is a much elegant writer It actually read as close to five stars for me, though a few of the stories did not work so well.No story is shorter than eleven pages, which leaves time for each to develop and have some impact.The stories are loosely linked, though they never present a complete picture Norah Elworthy is the center of the collection, appearing in at le [...]

    2. Sue on said:

      In Dublin s fair cityMary Morrissy gives us a series of eighteen interlinked stories that together form a narrative arc almost novel like in construction The central linking thread is that the protagonists of the stories live or at one time lived on Prosperity Drive in Dublin, a street of unremarkable semi detached red brick houses The writing is knockout Delicious descriptive sentences, humanity writ small and recognisable, wry humour amidst tragedy, a real ability to convey what ordinary peopl [...]

    3. Alan O'Keeffe on said:

      A very sentimental collection of short stories centered around the families dwelling in the titular Prosperity Drive The collection will certainly resonate most with Irish readers as the psyche of the narrative is very Irishcentric When read together these stories accumulate into one continuous narrative The stories surrounding the Elworthy family act as the collections driving force and often as the bridge between the stories.

    4. Anne Goodwin on said:

      Edel Elworthy is confused about most things, but she s pretty sure that her adult daughter, Norah, who has moved back into her childhood home on Prosperity Drive to care for her, is aware that she s fallen at the top of the stairs But she thinks she understands why lately Norah has refused to come running Payback p4 Though there s something she feels she ought to tell her if only she could form the words.Full review annegoodwin.weebly annecdo

    5. BiblioPhil on said:

      Fine collection of linked short stories Overlooked Book of the Year

    6. Sheila on said:

      Very disappointing book Seemed to me like a book of poor short stories linked only by the road the characters used to live on It got to the stage where I was reading just to finish the book.

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