A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. Self-loathing and ill-at-ease with herself and her place in the world, through her encounters and experiences overseas Natalie metamorphoses into a more confident, assured individual.
A post-postmodern crime novel set on the clean streets of Dublin's leafiest suburb, SLOOT has at its heart an accidental detective who'd rather write his own Celtic-screwball-noir than solve the crime and a narrator who loses the plot, literally.
Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers.He prompts other memories too - of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR COPIES AVAILABLE* Just moved in to a new apartment, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight...