Lead City and Other Stories
About the book…
In Lead City & Other Stories, we see Peter Hollywood consolidating and deepening his achievements as a short story writer.
As well as a keen eye for the telling incidents in life and an ear attuned to the nuances of everyday speech, he brings an acute understanding of, and sympathy for, the moral dilemmas and failings of his characters.
Grounded in contemporary in Northern Ireland, Hollywood's stories embrace but are not in thrall to the Troubles. Rather he explores the psychic landscape of engrained violence: a dark sensibility shot through with a lively wit, a sense of lives lived on the margins, of moments and pleasure being snatched, of things not necessarily being what they seem.