Everybody's Irish

One comes away from this book feeling as if she'd been handed a core sample of the American experience."—Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once and Bound

"Ian Stansel’s Everybody's Irish is remarkable in every way.  The stories pulse with life, shine with insight and revelation, and lodge in your memory.  By turns surprising, heart-rending, and darkly, refreshingly funny, the collection illustrates again and again not just what short stories can do, but what they must do." —Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This and Corpus Christi

"These are stories of profound heart and deeply resonant humanity. I'm giddy to finally have all of Ian Stansel's gorgeously crafted and emotionally affecting stories bound together in one volume that I can read and reread. Everybody's Irish is my most-anticipated-book-of-the-year...and I'd wager that's true for anyone who's read even a single story by him." —Thisbe Nissen, author of The Good People of New York and Our Lady of the Prairie

"These are classic American stories like those published in the 1980s by Carver, Tobias Woolf, and the Great American Richards (Bausch, Ford, Yates).”—Eyeshot.net

"Ian Stansel's smart, accomplished stories crackle with awareness and pulse with quiet compassion." —Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise

"The nine elegant and haunting tales in Everybody's Irish mark the debut of a wonderfully talented writer." —Jennifer Vanderbes, author of Easter Island and Strangers at the Feast