Happy birthday birthday to Terry Doyle‘s DIG, publishing today with Breakwater Books!

From the publisher: “In twelve dialed-in and exceptionally honed short stories, Terry Doyle presents an enduring assortment of characters channelled through the chain reactions of misfortune and redemption.”

Pre-publication praise:

“In Dig, a man carries to work an expired safety helmet and in his head he has one desire unknown even to himself: to break from fear and be loved, and to give love. Terry Doyle’s stories are full of this surface industry and the precarious inner workings of decent people trying to be good in a society worn bare of protection.”
-Award-winning author Michael Winter

“The stories in DIG offer assured, evocative, loving renditions of the gritty, everyday world of work and family, but are so deftly and delicately written they seem to float.”
-Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins and winner of the Guardian First Book Award