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A Flutter of Wings

A Flutter of Wings

By Mervyn Wall

“Strange,” he said to himself. “I had an idea that Pat’s Tommy was dead.”

First collected in 1974, the stories in A Flutter of Wings span Mervyn Wall’s entire writing career, dating back as far as the 1940s. Told in an easy style, tales such as “They Also Serve . . . ” and “Adventure” offer the same satirical sensibilities found in Wall’s classic novel The Unfortunate Fursey; while darker tales such as “Cloonaturk” and “The Demon Angler” are not without a hint of the grimly sardonic. In addition to an introduction by Val Mulkerns and illustrations by Clare Brennan, this new edition boasts the uncollected Jamesian fragment “Extract from an Abandoned Novel”, and Wall’s early play, Alarm Among the Clerks, a savagely hilarious and ultimately brutal depiction of office life.

Hardback edition limited to 300 copies.

Cover art and illustrations by Clare Brennan
Introduction by Val Mulkerns

ISBN: 78-1-78380-017-9 (hbk)

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