Games People Play
Essays on the Oddities of Contemporary Life

By Sam Keery
June 2012
Book Guild
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781846247323
147 Pages
$32.50 Hardcover

In this entertaining, quirky collection of essays the Belfast-born novelists Sam Keery delves into some of the oddities and mysteries of contemporary life - the transient nature of fame, the color of whiskey, the decline of men's boots in fashion, the allure of gold and the strange inefficiency of the QWERTY keyboard...

In darker mode, he explores the nature of evil and the meaning of the Holocaust and the fraught relations between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and between the Province and the Mainland. Yet, whether light-hearted or sad, always in the background are the vivid memories of a childhood spent on the banks of the Lagan.




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