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City of Bohane: A Novel [Paperback]

Item : City of Bohane: A Novel [Paperback]
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Author Author : Barry, Kevin
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 155597645X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781555976453
Publisher Publisher : Graywolf Press
Pages Pages : 288
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100393389

Extraordinary . . . Barry takes us on a roaring journey . . . Powerful, exuberant fiction. The New York Times Book Review(front cover)

Forty or so 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 North Rises, and the eerie bogs of the Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years it has all been under the control of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. They say Hartnett's 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. Kevin Barry'sCity of Bohanecombines Celtic myth and a Caribbean beat, fado and film, graphic-novel cool and all the ripe inheritance of Irish literature to create something hilarious, beautiful, and startlingly new.

Kevin Barry's short fiction has appeared inThe New Yorkerand elsewhere.City of Bohanewas short-listed for the Irish Novel of the Year and the Costa First Novel awards, and won the Author's Club Best First Novel Award. He lives in County Sligo in Ireland.

The best novel to come out of Ireland sinceUlysses. Irvine Welsh

A grizzled piece of futuristic Irish noir with strong ties to the classic gang epics of yore . . . Virtuosic. The New Yorker

I found Kevin Barry'sCity of Bohanea thrilling and memorable first novel. Kazuo Ishiguro, from the Man Booker Prize interview

As you prowl the streets of Bohane with Barry's motley assortment of thugs and criminal masterminds, you will find yourself drawn into their world and increasingly sympathetic to their assorted aims and dreams. The Boston Globe

The real star here is Barry's language, the music of it. Every page slÉ4

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