Literally Reruns, Short Fiction

Literally Reruns – Kenny Women by Fiona McGarvey

James Joyce would have understood Amber in Fiona McGarvey’s Kenny Women. He would have understood the social circumstances of the ugliness that finds her as well as her lassitude toward it. Although the story is hard going, it is rewarding due to its honesty and the quiet strength of McGarvey’s prose.

Q: If the story was longer, would Amber follow the same pattern of existence lived by her mother and grandmother, as though it were an inescapable fate?

Q: Did writing such a hard piece affect you personally?

Leila Allison


Kenny Women

2 thoughts on “Literally Reruns – Kenny Women by Fiona McGarvey”

  1. Hi Leila,
    I’m glad that you chose this.
    It only received two comments and for such a realistic piece of work that is woefully short.
    I also hope that Fiona spots this somewhere in internet land.


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