City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

By Kevin Barry

Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award

Forty years sooner or later. The once-great urban of Bohane at the west coast of eire is on its knees, infested via vice and break up alongside tribal strains. There are the luxury components of city, however it is within the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bathrooms of massive Nothin' that the town particularly lives.

For years, the town has been within the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. yet there's hassle within the air. they are saying his previous nemesis is again on the town; his relied on henchmen have become bold; and his missus wishes him to provide all of it up and move straight... after which there's his mother.

City of Bohane is a visionary novel that blends impacts from movie and the picture novel, from Trojan beats and calypso rhythms, from Celtic fable and legend, from fado and the sagas, and from all of the nice inheritance of Irish literature. a piece of mesmerising mind's eye and vaulting linguistic invention, it's a flavor of the fantastic and new.

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