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Kevin Barry - City of Bohane (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.20
SKU B000778
Synopsis

Forty years in the future. 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 the 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, the city has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. They say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight. And then there's his mother.

City of Bohane is a visionary novel that blends influences from film and the graphic novel, from Trojan beats and calypso rhythms, from Celtic myth and legend, from fado and the sagas, and from all the great inheritance of Irish literature.

A work of mesmerising imagination and vaulting linguistic invention, it is a taste of the glorious and new.

Details
  • Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780224090575
  • SKU : B000778
  • PPC : LL380gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Barry's vernacular, like his plot, is a wonderful blend of past, present and imagined future. He doesn't overdo it. His characters all have different voices, and his free indirect style changes as it moves across the city." - The Guardian.

The Author

Kevin Barry (born 1969) is an Irish writer. He is the author of two collections of short stories and three novels. City of Bohane was the winner of the 2013 International Dublin Literary Award. Beatlebone won the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize and is one of seven books by Irish authors nominated for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual literary fiction prize for books published in English. His 2019 novel Night Boat to Tangier was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.