Pat Jourdan


Winner of the Molly Keane Short Story Award and runner-up in the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award.
First short story collection was Average Sunday Afternoon;second collection = Rainy Pavements;
and a novel -Finding Out.
Poetry collections -Bedsit Girl, Ainnir Anthology,Turpentine,The Bedsit,Cast-Iron Shore,Liverpool Poets 2008,Citizeness.
Mentioned in Ian McEwan's Saturday as " a liitle-known but gifted poet of the Liverpool school..."
Editor of The Lantern Review, a magazine of poetry and short prose.
Newest novel is "A Small Inheritance," coming to Smashwords soon.

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A Small Inheritance
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 73,630. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two strangers, Simon and Kitty, inherit a rundown property in the middle of Ireland. Simon, with his friend Josh, is involved in illegal deals. When Kitty becomes involved, the three are caught in a life of deception against the beginning of the Celtic Tiger.
Rainy Pavements
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 43,120. Language: British English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Short stories - Fireworks that won't light, a Christmas afternoon burglary, kindness that creates more problems, an April evening turning murderous - everything here is switched about. An Easter-Egg factory goes on strike, a couple teeter on separation in romantic Paris, a painting becomes menacing - surfaces are broken and deeper truths emerge.
Average Sunday Afternoon
Price: Free! Words: 21,670. Language: British English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short Stories. Humour flits through, from an invasion by cows, crime in Dublin, death in a dustbin, to village legends and the everyday visions of a mad girl. All the people in these stories break rules and test the boundaries of habit, faith or even television. For good or bad, the covers are stripped away and life can never be the same again.

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