The Far Side of Happiness

Gallery: Brian Leyden launches new book by author Gerry Boland

News Reporter


News Reporter

Brian Leyden officially launched Gerry Boland’s debut collection of short stories, The Far Side of Happiness in King House, Boyle on Friday last, November 24.

Sixteen stories, sixteen intriguing situations and a fascinating cast of characters populate Gerry Boland’s brilliant new collection of short stories.

An unemployed man, living alone, experiences a brief moment of epiphany only for his fragile optimism to be shattered by a freak accident.

An ordinary story about a marriage in trouble conceals a devastating and unexpected deceit, revealed in its final lines. 

An Irish bachelor living in Paris has his life of entitlement turned upside-down by two simultaneous though unrelated events. 

A bully enters a small working community and wreaks havoc, destroying friendships in the process.