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Seán Mac Mathúna

Úrscéalaí, gearrscéalaí, agus drámadóir as Trá Lí i gContae Chiarraí é Seán Mac Mathúna.

Bhain sé cáil nach beag amach lena chnuasach gearrscéalta Ding agus Scéalta Eile (1983). Ó shin foilsíodh leabhair leis i nGaeilge a gus i mBéarla, agus léiríodh dráma leis, Gadaí Géar na Geamhoíche/The Winter Thief in Amharclann na Mainistreach, agus Hula Hul sa Taibhdhearc. Bhuaigh an dara cnuasach gearrscéalta leis Banana Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin i 1999, agus foilsíodh úrscéal gearr leis i 2005, Scéal Eitleáin. Foilsíodh rogha dá chuid gearrscealta sa chnuasach Úlla i 2005. Sa bhliain 2008 foilsíodh a úrscéal mórdhíola Hula Hul, agus i 2010 foilsíodh Gealach. Foilsíodh an t-úrscéal is deireanaí leis, Doras Fuinneog Scuab i 2015.

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“Tuigeann Mac Mathúna síceolaíocht; tuigeann sé éad, saint, sotal, urraim agus grá, agus bíonn iomlán léir na nithe sin ag iomarscáil lena chéile sna carachtair a chruthaíonn sé.” Pól Ó Muirí, The Irish Times

“One of the best books I have read for decades. Mac Mathúna has brought back something to the short story that has been missing since Joyce." Brendan Kenelly, ‘Books and Company’, RTÉ

"Stories told with brilliant verce, parodic skill and surreal competence, the savagery of the satitre mitigated on every page by thoughts and turns of phrase that make the reader stop his quiet chuckling and laugh out loud." Sean McMahon, The Irish Independent

"Tagann sciatháin faoin bprós agus crochann siad an léitheoir chun siúil i dtreo na síoraíochta nó 'go háit ná feadar." Eoghan Ó hAnluain, Feasta.

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Doras is a boy. He meets a girl, Fuinneog. The two of them set off together, fleeing from the Orphanage, the Law, and the Guards. After a night in the dark and menacing streets of the city they head for the countryside, where they meet a dog, Scuab. Together, they embark on an odysey in search of what they haven't got: a home.

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Gealach

Seán Mac Mathúna
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Gealach, one of the finest racehorses in Canada, is the pride of the La Tour farm in Nova Scotia. As she is being ferried across Fungie Bay she falls into the sea and, in heavy fog, disappears from view. On the farm, the twins, Jack and Liz, refuse to believe Gealach has drowned, and hurry off to find her. But time is short: the farm is in debt to the banks and, without their prize mare, they will lose everything. Not only that, she is carrying a foal and, if she is still alive, they must reach her quickly or both horse and foal will drown.

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Hula Hul

Seán Mac Mathúna
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"Ciarraí, 1923. Ar bharr an choma thuas chas sé agus d'fhéach sé thar n-ais. Bhí sí fós ann, le hais an tobair, is a buicéidín aici is í ag féachaint suas air. D'fhéach sí beag, leochaileach, uaigneach. Thuig sé na trí rud san go maith. Ní raibh sé riamh

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"NA 10 nÚRSCÉAL IS FEARR Ó CHASADH AN CHÉID" — Comhar Ciarraí, 1923. I laethanta deireanacha an chogaidh chathartha tugtar ordú don chaptaen Mait Dálaigh: “An dispatch-box san, caithfidh sé a bheith sa Seanabhaile roimh an gcúigiú lá, sin cúig lá. Agus é

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