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Whip-smart, fresh, full of dark humor, virtuosic, and boldly irreverent are just some of the ways readers describe Nicole Flattery’s collection of stories, Show Them a Good Time, about women reacting to the restrictive roles they find themselves in. Fellow Irish author, Colm Tóibín, joins her for a conversation on how she achieved what Sally Rooney calls, “a masterclass in the short story.”
Nicole Flattery’s stories have been published in the Stinging Fly, the White Review, the Dublin Review, and have been produced for BBC Radio 4. A graduate of the master’s program in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin, she lives in Galway.
Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.
Show Them a Good Time
By Nicole Flattery
A sense of otherworldly menace is at work in the fiction of Nicole Flattery, but the threats are all too familiar. Show Them a Good Time tells the stories of women slotted away into restrictive roles: the celebrity’s girlfriend, the widower’s second wife, the lecherous professor’s student, the corporate employee. And yet, the genius of Flattery’s characters is to blithely demolish the boundaries of these limited and limiting social types with immense complexity and caustic intelligence. Nicole Flattery’s women are too ferociously mordant, too painfully funny to remain in their places.
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