First published in 1923: ''written in Belfast and Bangor during the partition of Ireland, the six strange stories comprising Conall Cearnac'?s The Fatal Move are unusual documents of the time. 'Cearnach? was the pseudonym of F. W. O?Connell, a peculiar Protestant divine, linguist and Irish language scholar, oddball essayist, and early national broadcaster. His sole fiction collection showcases a wide scope: the conte cruel, the ghost story, the locked-room mystery, and the science-fictional satire. What unifies the stories is O?Connell?s playful, outward-looking perspective, inspired by his lo... View More...
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