"Quare Hawks is a collision between old and new Ireland. Both heartbreaking and hilarious, and hopeful and despairing. Eddie Stack has a way of making you laugh and cry at the same time. A brilliant collection from a great Irish storyteller." Willy Vlautin, author of Lean on Pete, Motel Life and Northline
In Quark Hawks, his third collection of stories, Eddie Stack has 13 tales that span Ireland's boom to burst years, and are peopled by weird and wonderful characters. There's the love starved lady poet, a loss of life, drinkers, psychotic geniuses, scammers and crustys and an American shrink who attends to the Irish and more.
Reviewing Quark Hawks in the Reading Life blog, Mel Ulm wrote: "The people in his stories may just be 'ordinary people' but there is nothing ordinary about the Irish and Stack does a wonderful job of proving this point. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good story, especially one set in the west of Ireland. Stack's stories are a delight to read, wonderfully written and have a strong insight into the human condition."