How delicious to hear [in your mind's ear] a gaelic lilt, as you read a beautifully crafted Irish short story!
(PRWEB) March 17, 2014
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.
About Aine Greaney
An Irish native, Aine Greaney now lives and writes on Boston’s North Shore. Her most recent writing recognitions include a Pushcart nomination and selection as a "notable" in Best American Essays 2013. Aine is the author of two novels, a short story chapbook collection and a book on writing; her fifth book, "What Brought You Here?" (a memoir), is a work-in-progress. In addition, her personal essays and short stories have been published in popular and literary publications such as Salon.com, The Boston Globe Magazine, Forbes, The Daily Muse, Generation Emigration, The Irish Times, Writers Digest and Books by Women. She presents and teaches at various conferences, book clubs, arts organizations and schools. Her website and blog are at AineGreaney.com.
About Pixel Hall Press
Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house that is quickly becoming known for discovering literary gems and great stories that might have otherwise been overlooked.
In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of the core principles and purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is an avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints, such as Pixel Hall Press, are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's raison d'être is to find and nurture great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.
In addition to publishing its more traditional full-length books in both print and eBook formats, Pixel Hall Press has launched a new imprint: PHP Shorts. PHP Shorts publishes stand-alone short stories and novellas as eBooks.