Philip O Ceallaigh's first collection of stories, Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse, established him as one of the most vital and distinctive new voices in fiction. The Pleasant Light of Day confirms his enormous talent and presses brilliantly into new territory. Whether he is imagining a father and son walking the streets of Cairo or concocting a hilarious parody of a certain wildly popular inspirational writer from Brazil, Philip O Ceallaigh is a writer who demands to be read.

The Pleasant Light of Day 2009, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844881864