A child wandering alone through a racecourse; an elderly lady grasping at a thread of memory; a young girl watching prostitutes from her window as they ply their trade; an Indian taxi driver living in his cab: these are some of the fractured lives and fragile hearts we meet in The House on Parkgate Street and Other Dublin Stories. Set in various eras, at various times of life, each story is a unique and perfectly carved gem embedded in the city of Dublin. With her customary wit and empathy, Christine Dwyer Hickey brings us an intimate portrayal of the city and some of its people in these beautifully observed stories, collected here for the first time. About the Author: Christine Dwyer Hickey is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer. Her most recent novel, The Cold Eye Of Heaven, won the Kerry Irish Novel of The Year Award at Listowel in 2012 and was twice winner of the Listowel Writers Week short-story competition. She was also a prize-winner in the prestigious Observer/ Penguin short-story competition. Her best-selling novel Tatty (New Island) was short-listed for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award and long-listed for the Orange Prize. A screenplay, No Better Man, has been adapted for television. New Island re-issued her Dublin Trilogy: The Dancer, The Gambler and The Gatemaker. She lives in Dublin with her family.