“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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

One to Watch: THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER by Vanessa Ronan

Texas-born but now living in Ireland, Vanessa Ronan publishes her debut novel THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER (Penguin Ireland) next month. To wit:
She can forgive. They can’t forget.
  After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she’s letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became.
  Teenage Katie distrusts this strange man in their home but eleven-year-old Joanne is just intrigued by her new uncle.
  Jasper says he’s all done with trouble, but in a forgotten prairie town that knows no forgiveness, it does not take long for trouble to arrive at their door ...
  THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER will be published on May 5th. For more on Vanessa Ronan, clickety-click here

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