By Kevin Barry
Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award
Forty years sooner or later. The once-great urban of Bohane at the west coast of eire is on its knees, infested by way of vice and break up alongside tribal strains. There are the luxury components of city, however it is within the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie toilets of huge Nothin' that the town particularly lives.
For years, the town has been within the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. yet there's hassle within the air. they are saying his previous nemesis is again on the town; his depended on henchmen are becoming bold; and his missus wishes him to offer all of it up and cross straight... after which there's his mother.
City of Bohane is a visionary novel that blends affects from movie and the photo novel, from Trojan beats and calypso rhythms, from Celtic fable and legend, from fado and the sagas, and from the entire nice inheritance of Irish literature. a piece of mesmerising mind's eye and vaulting linguistic invention, it's a style of the fantastic and new.
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City of Bohane by Kevin Barry