Review: I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay: Deirdre Sullivan’s hypnotic mixture of real pain and the paranormal

I had the immense pleasure of reviewing Deirdre Sullivan’s new collection of short stories, I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, for the Irish Independent last weekend.

There is something luscious and intriguing in Deirdre Sullivan’s voice, which fuses fairy-tale logic to a real-world earthiness with breathtaking results. In her new short story collection, I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, she provides us with a masterclass in writing about trauma, women’s bodies and hauntings of all kinds.

I Want to Know that I Will Be Okay is published by Banshee Press; you can buy the paperback directly from them, or alternatively, the limited edition yellow hardback available from Kennys.

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