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The Kabul Olympics by John McAuliffe

The Kabul Olympics

John McAuliffe

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Category: Poetry, Non-fiction
Imprint: Gallery Books
Publisher: The Gallery Press
Publication date: 2 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781911337850
4 stars out of 5
Kate Kellaway
9 Jun 2020

" shows great sensitivity to language and detail and is at its witty best on domestic matters"

McAuliffe’s gift is to be mindful of elsewheres. He swerves to effect: his shrewd sideways and backwards glances count, pouring light on a subject from several directions simultaneously. Any given moment is likely to be underpinned by what went on before or what is to come. He knows the power of parallel universes. The willow pollen and honeysuckle are barely seen but should not be overlooked. They are irrelevant and crucial.