Two Contemporary Irish Story Stories by Aine Greaney to be Published as eBooks by Pixel Hall Press
Who doesn't love reading a great piece of Irish literature? It's even better when they are eBook short stories that you can carry with you on your phone, tablet or eReader,and read anywhere, anytime. Irish expatriate writer Aine Greaney's two exquisitely crafted short stories about infidelity in contemporary Ireland "Snow" and "La Belle Femme" will be published this year by Pixel Hall Press as eBook singles that will be readable on all devices, including Kindles, Barnes and Noble Nooks, Apple iPads, smartphones, etc.
Set in a one-street small town in the Irish midlands, "Snow" is a stylish portrait of Dolores, a young expatriate Irish woman who is suddenly summoned home from America to take care of her estranged and sick father. In her childhood home, Dolores wrestles with the push and pull between her new American life and her past life in Ireland. As she nurses her father back to health, she is beset by past memories and caught between family loyalties and her own desires.
Told from opposite points of view, "La Belle Femme" follows Moira and Alan, both middle-aged, and both married to other people, who have used their every-other-month business trips to conduct a long-term illicit affair. During one rainy summer, Moira's marriage implodes, while Alan and his wife suffer empty-nest syndrome. Unknown to the other, each decides to finally end their years' long tryst. But after all these years,neither has a clue how to end it truthfully.
Although both short pieces are about botched desire, Greaney's stories transcend romantic love to create a mirror for the human heart and all its longings and contradictions. Pre-publication copies will be available to reviewers in a few months. To be placed on the reviewers list for "Snow" and/or "La Belle Femme," contact Cynthia[at]PixelHallPress[dot]com.