Show Them A Good Time
with author Nicole Flattery
in conversation at the Golden Hare
Our booksellers are delighted to welcome Nicole Flattery, an exciting new voice in Irish fiction, for an evening at Golden Hare Books. Nicole will be in conversation to read from and discuss her astounding debut short story collection Show Them a Good Time, both funny and full of melancholy.
‘‘I truly love and admire Nicole Flattery’s writing. Show Them A Good Time is a masterclass in the short story – bold, irreverent and agonisingly funny – and it does full justice to its author’s immense talent’Sally Rooney
About the book
An urgent and unforgettable collection of stories, Show Them a Good Time explores types – men and women, their assigned roles and meanings – in modern society.
A young, broke Irish woman narrates her relationship with a successful comedian in New York; two hapless university students take to the stage in a bid to assert their autonomy; a school teacher makes her way through a series of dead-end dates, gamely searching for love or distraction as the world teeters towards ruin.
The characters in these magnificently accomplished stories are haunted as much by the future as they are by their pasts. Exuberant, irreverent and loaded with dark humour, Show Them a Good Time marks the arrival of a strikingly original new Irish voice in fiction.
About the author
Nicole Flattery’s work has been published in the Stinging Fly, the White Review, the Dublin Review, BBC Radio 4, the Irish Times, Winter Papers and the forthcoming 2019 Faber anthology of new Irish writing. Her story ‘Track’ won the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize. She is twenty-nine years old and lives in Galway.
Tickets are available through our website or in store, by phone or email. Please arrive in time for the event start time of 6.30pm.
Please note this event takes place at the bookshop and on busy evenings we cannot always guarantee a seat. We regret that the bookshop is non-wheelchair accessible, but please contact us and we will make every effort to meet any access requirements.
‘Demands repeated reading. These stories are very funny, and very sad, usually at the same time. Which, as Flattery shows us brilliantly, is the best time’Jon McGregor