The fifteen short stories in this collection immerse readers in rural Ireland. They are full of singing and laughing, pranks and family disputes, desperation and comfort.
Mike Mac Domhnaill’s distinctive voice and prose-poetry-like writing style bring to life characters both familiar and vivid. He makes the visceral pain of grieving real, and forcefully reminds readers of the disconnect between memory and reality, and how that disparity has its own healing power.
The stories in Sifting are marked by an authenticity of character and dialogue, and peppered with references to Irish history and culture.