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Kala - A Box of Stories

Debut on 7th September 2023
Cover Type - Hardback
Page Count - 400 Pages

This book is a must for lovers of mystery who would like to take a suspenseful plunge into a web of secrets, as estranged friends confront the haunting echoes of a life-altering summer.

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On Waterstones: £14.99



Delve into the chilling depths of Kala, a gripping Irish literary thriller where former friends, estranged for two decades, confront the terrifying events of a life-altering summer. As remains are discovered in their seaside village, Helen, Joe, and Mush must reckon with their own complicity and stop the cycle of violence from repeating. In vivid prose, Kala explores the cost of belonging and the battle between vengeance and forgiveness. Embark on a captivating journey this summer of profound human complexities in the face of tragedy.


"The very definition of a page-turner, full of big personalities, rapid twists and unpredictable moments, cast both in vivid colour and deepest shadow. I tore through it."
- Lisa McInerney

“Kala hits its mark: it’s a beautiful and taut work of prose.”
- Electric Literature

“Irish author Walsh makes an assured debut with this gritty heartbreaker of a thriller… Part heartfelt coming-of-age tale, part brutal Irish noir, this is a spectacular read for Donna Tartt and Tana French fans.”
- Kirkus


About Edition

Book Title: Kala - Colin Walsh
Book Genre: Literary fiction, Crime, Thriller
ISBN: 9781838958602
Number of Pages: 400
Publishing Date: 6th July 2023
Cover Type: Hardback

About Author

Colin Walsh's short stories have won several awards including the RTE Francis MacManus Short Story Prize and the Hennessy Literary Award. In 2019 he was named Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year. His writing has been published in the Stinging Fly, the Irish Times and broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4. Kala is his first novel. He is from Galway and lives in Belgium. 

 Author - Colin Walsh

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