Author's photo (3)Thomas J. Rice is an Irish-born writer with a talent for evocative storytelling, replete with complex characters who brave the fateful currents of history and manage to stay afloat. With a keen sense of social and cultural nuance, his stories show compassion for the underdog, an embrace of the  full range of human passions, with  suspenseful twists– tinged with danger — that keeps the reader up at night. Whether watching a gifted horse whisperer work  his volcanic Arabians, sipping a pint at an edgy pub debate, or witnessing a desperate  itinerant mother  beg for food,  we always feel part of the experience, part of the dialogue, and  part of the gritty  “hard truths”  at the heart of  these absorbing human dramas.

“From the elegiac, to the fatally dramatic, to the socially instructive, Thomas Rice’s finely wrought stories of life in Ireland bring a whole world and people to life, entertaining and surprising the reader at every turn.  Striking and unforgettable.
Most highly recommended.”

Wayne Johnson, author of The Snake Game( London Times best seller) and winner of O. Henry Award.

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Includes Hard Truths, a novella.

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