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Publisher Comments:

Paul Kelly is the manager of a successful pub in southeast London, but his life has become a constant drunken binge since his wife's death. When Paul's brother Johnny is murdered, their mother calls him home to the town in Ireland where he grew up. There, Paul and his friend Bumper Reilly undertake a wild, funny investigation into Johnny's death, which forces Paul to confront the legacy of his past and the direction of his future.

This "fine first novel," as Neil Plakey wrote in The Chicago Tribune, is "filled with the simple comedy of everyday life and warm moments of tenderness . . . Hard to put down and harder still to forget."

About the Author

Eamonn Sweeney works as a freelance journalist and has contributed to The Irish Times, The Sunday Tribune, and Irish Press, among others. He has been shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and has won the Cootehill Literary Award. In 1995, he was joint winner of the European Story Award. He lives in Dublin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312182069
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Sweeney, Eamonn
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
London
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Irish
Subject:
London (England) Fiction.
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Picador USA
Series Volume:
[9-65]
Publication Date:
19980115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.61x5.86x1.12 in. 1.05 lbs.

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