Darker With the Lights On by David Hayden

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Darker With the Lights On by David Hayden

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"It’s an open secret that David Hayden is one of the most interesting short story writers around. Why it’s taken this long for his first collection to be published is beyond me but I, along with anyone with even the vaguest interest in looking at modernism anew, will be queuing up for a copy." – Eimear McBride
"Quietly innovative, subtle of tone, full of feeling – this is a superb debut" – Kevin Barry
"One of the most startlingly brilliant and original debuts I've ever read. Hayden is one hell of a talent." – David Collard
"Very, very fine fictions, which captivate and seduce the reader ... Beautiful, luminous, and written with poetic economy and precision." – David Winters

September 2017

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Driven ceaselessly, hypnotically forward by a powerful, deeply felt narrative force, the stories in this debut collection pull off that rare trick of captivating the reader, while twisting the form into truly new shapes. Comprising compelling stories made memorable by an imagist’s flair for photographic observation and unsettling, often startling, emotional landscapes, Darker With the Lights On introduces a mesmeric new literary talent with seismic potential.

ABOUT DAVID HAYDEN

David Hayden's writing has appeared in gorse, The Yellow Nib, The Moth, The Stinging FlySpolia and The Warwick Review, and poetry in PN Review. He was shortlisted for the 25th RTÉ Francis MacManus Short Story prize. Born in Dublin, he has lived in the US and Australia and is now based in Norwich, UK, where he is currently working on a novel.