gorse no. 4, September 2015

268 Pages (the first 150 copies are individually numbered)

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No. 4

‘His knives of hearts made havoc he had re-cruited his strength by meals of spadefuls of mounded food.’


Wonder is Really Nothing



‘A Novel Without Qualities,’ Luis Chitarroni by Andrew Gallix

‘A Form of Surrender to a Hallucinatory World,’ Lee Rourke by Liam Jones



‘To Ann, Finally…’ by Alice Butler

‘Frames’ by Daniela Cascella

‘Adding Colour’ by Dominique Cleary

‘Playing the Nonplussed Harlot’ by Orla Fitzpatrick

‘How to Write Experimental Fiction in Five Easy Steps’ by Christopher Higgs

‘Wilhelm Meister & Me’ by Barry Sheils

‘Symptoms of the Subterranean’ by Suzanne Walsh

‘The Asian Woman’ by Adrian Nathan West



‘Never Watch a Sunset With a Woman That You Love, He Would Say’ by Adrian Duncan

‘Shadow’ by Paul Kavanagh

‘A New Everest’ by Thomas McNally

‘Spiral Mysterious’ by Hugh Fulham-McQuillan

‘A Belgian Story’ by Ian Parkinson**

‘Making, Faking’ by Pierre Senges, translated by Jacob Siefring

‘Pike Hoses’ by Jona Xhepa



‘Three Poems’ by Kimberly Campanello

‘The Film of My Death’ by Patrick Chapman

‘Excerpt from Pangs!’ by Robert Herbert McClean

‘Bird Notes’ by Philip Terry


Cover: Niall McCormack
Awards: The Design Observer in association with AIGA, 50 Books | 50 Covers 2015 (Winner)

**Best British Short Story 2016