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City of Bohane
by Kevin Barry

RRP €11.35

City of Bohane
by Author Name Kevin Barry

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 18mm, 288pp
Publication date: 05 Apr 2012
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099549154

Description

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are still some posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years, Bohane has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. But now they say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and there's trouble in the air...

Reviews

"The most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years" Irvine Welsh "Hilarious and unpredictable - and always brilliant" Roddy Doyle "Astonishing.This marks him out as a writer of great promise" Guardian "Beautiful, arresting, precise...a compelling creation" Irish Times "An electrifying masterpiece" Joseph O'Connor