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Ghost Estate

Authors: William Wall

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781907056703

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Seven years in the making, William Wall’s third collection, by turns angry and light-hearted, explores themes of politics, desire, excess, fear, love, loss and flight – themes with powerful resonance after Ireland’s disastrous economic crash. There are light-hearted tender love lyrics, satirical broadsides and meditations on capitalism, silence, nature, travel and hope.

Ghost Estate takes its title from the vast unfinished estates of houses built during the Celtic Tiger era and now eerily empty, a metaphor for an Ireland rapidly emptying of its people in the latest great wave of emigration.

William Wall is the author of two previous collections of poetry, four novels and a volume of short fiction. He has won numerous prizes including the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the Listowel Writers' Week prize and been nominated for many more, including the Man Booker Prize. He is a full-time writer and lives in Cork.
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