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Marvelous stories by the Irish writer acclaimed by Zadie Smith as "idiosyncratic and fascinating", Never Love a Gambler is a showcase for the exceptional talents of Keith Ridgway. The Times (London) praised his stories as "flawlessly structured yarns told in lovingly crafted prose." Ridgway's characters negotiate their way through love, madness, lust, anger, religious obsession, crime, and absence in stories told with innovative mastery - brightened by fiercely vivid dialogues. Never Love a Gambler is a mental rust-remover: refreshing, bracing, and often violently funny.
"Ridgway has clearly arrived to trouble our sleep with wit and violence, and, as this excellent sampling of his wares confirms, he is unlikely to leave, even if you ask him nicely." - Publishers Weekly
Keith Ridgway is a Dubliner and the author of the award-winning novels The Long Falling, The Parts, and Animals, as well as the collection of stories Standard Time and novella Horses. He lived in North London for eleven years. He now lives somewhere else.
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