Aiden O'Reilly's stories of one-night stands and fraught relationships, of dreamers, drifters and migrant labourers, an academic crank at war with the legacy of the Roman Empire and a man who assembles a woman from a kit suggest complicated truths about who we are now and where we have come from. Greetings, Hero is a poignant, inventive collection by a writer distinguished by a rich and resonant voice.
"a sprawling and ambitious book that succeeds in giving a voice to the marginalised. The author lays bare these characters as they wander their lonely worlds, braving the elements." -- The Irish Times
About the Author: Aiden O’Reilly lived for nine years in Eastern Europe and is now based mainly in Dublin. He has worked variously as a mathematics lecturer, translator, building-site worker, and property magazine editor. His work has appeared in places such as The Stinging Fly (x4), The Prairie Schooner, The Irish Times, The Dublin Review (x3), 3am magazine, and several anthologies. In November 2008 he won the biannual McLaverty Prize for short stories.