"Variously fantastic, comic, elegiac and nostalgic ... a vivid, compassionate, authentic voice." New York Times Book Review
"There's a genuinely wild and fugitive comic sense in these tales that puts one in mind of Myles na Gopaleen as much as the salt spume dam, George Makay Brown... The fantastical and the everyday combine with wit, sharpness and brio." The Observer
"Never sentimental, often funny, always accurate, this is pithy, finely tuned writing of a high order." The Observer
In The West, Eddie Stack evokes life in a series of cinematic prose portraits of people, places and situations. Several stories from this collection have been republished in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies in the United States and Europe.