“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We’re Talking About Kevin

If you’re around Dublin city centre tomorrow evening, Wednesday June 26th, you could do a lot worse than drop into the Gutter Bookshop at 6.30pm, where Kevin McCarthy will be launching his latest novel, IRREGULARS (New Island Books). Quoth the blurb elves:
Dublin, 1922, as civil war sets brother against brother and Free State and Republican death squads stalk the streets and back lanes of Dublin, demobbed RIC-man, Sean O’Keefe, takes a break from life as a whiskey-soaked waster to search for the missing son of one of Monto’s most powerful brothel owners.
  Hired to find the boy amid the tumult and terror of a country at war with itself O’Keefe soon finds that the story is not as simple as it first seemed and that the truth can be hard to pin down.
  The second book in the O’Keefe series, IRREGULARS explores a fascinating and complex period of Irish history.
  For all the details, clickety-click here

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