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Knick Knack Paddy Whack

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Publisher Comments:

In this darkly mischievous first novel by Irish comedian Ardal O'Hanlon, youthful rage and rebellion are up front, but far off-center-a Catcher in the Rye for the modern set.

Patrick Scully, the nineteen-year-old narrator of this brilliantly observed tale of frustrations and dreams, is stuck in a dead-end job in Dublin while his friends pursue useless degrees at the university. Needing a break from Dublin and from his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Francesca Kelly, he escapes for a weekend to his hometown where he hooks up with his childhood chum, Xavier "Balls" O'Reilly. The two of them embark on a two-day spree of drinking and depravity that comes to a sobering end when Scully returns to Francesca's empty apartment. There he finds that she, as we learn in chapters from her diary, is more interested in Balls than she would want anyone-especially Scully-to know. Laced with hilarious small-town wit, this gripping first novel builds to a shocking climax as Scully's insight into the duplicity of his so-called friends becomes more than he can bear.

Disturbingly funny, Knick Knack Paddy Whack places Ardal O'Hanlon among the best of the new breed of Irish writers.

Synopsis:

A darkly mischievous first novel novel by Irish comedian Ardal O'Hanion finds a 19-year-old Dublin youth facing the loss of his girlfriend to his best buddy after a weekend of drinking and debauchery.

About the Author

Ardal O'Hanlon is an award-winning stand-up comedian and actor. Best known for the British television show Father Ted, he has also appeared in films, including The Butcher Boy. He lives in Dublin and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156013536
Author:
O'Hanlon, Ardal
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20010710
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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