Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award and winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award - this is a cool, comic, violent and lyrical debut novel from one of Ireland's most talented new writers.
Kevin Barry's story collection, There Are Little Kingdoms, won the Rooney Prize in 2007. His short fiction has appeared widely on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in The New Yorker. City of Bohane is his first novel.
The most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands
in years * Irvine Welsh *
Hilarious and unpredictable - and always brilliant * Roddy Doyle *
Astonishing.This marks him out as a writer of great promise * Guardian *
Beautiful, arresting, precise...a compelling creation * Irish Times *
An electrifying masterpiece * Joseph O'Connor *