Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hills Like White Elephants: Nuala Ní Chonchúir


"...I take my razor-blade and carve a slitch off my ear...Then I wrap the ear-slice in newspaper, like a rasher of bacon, and take it to Rachel the street-walker.  She is not pleased."
from "Vincent in the Yellow House" by Nuala Ní Chonchúir

3 comments:

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi Kevin
I'm new to your blog. Congrats on the forthcoming collection. Love the cover! Tania Hershman will probably arrange it to be reviewed over at The Short Review if you contact her.
http://www.theshortreview.com/
Email Tania at editor@theshortreview.com

Thanks for the quote from my story. What's the significance of the Hem quote as title?
Cheers,
Nuala

K. Wilson said...

Hi Nuala,

It's an incredible story and I was excited to mention it on the blog. I have a weekly thing where I feature stories that I really like that have interesting similes in them, hence the Hills Like White Elephants title.

Thanks also for the Short Review suggestion and I'll get on that. Thanks again for coming to the blog and congrats again on the great story.

Women Rule Writer said...

Ah, it all becomes clear, like white elephants emerging from mist. Or some such...

Thanks for the nice comments re my story.

Nuala x