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Sad Bastard

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Publisher Comments:

Pat Coyne is back. Injured in the line of duty, he is now out of work with too much time on his hands. Living alone, he's become more obsessive and volatile, developing a fetish for women's knickers. When a body washes up on the docks, the prime suspect is none other than the former Guarda's son, Jimmy. Like father like son, both Coynes are notorious for their sweeping spells of self-destruction. But while Pat's motives lean toward cleaning up the world's messes, Jimmy possesses a taste for mayhem. Coyne's estranged wife blames him, his mother-in-law berates him, and his therapist labels him psychotic. When a duo of criminal thugs try to kill his boy, Coyne decides that it's up to him to straighten things out.

Review:

"For all Coyne's bluster, there is something sad and vulnerable about him; he is reminiscent of a (slightly) more well-adjusted Ignatius Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces, as Roddy Doyle might have imagined him. There are plenty of hilarious scenes in this short novel, and Hamilton ties them together skillfully." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Richly, darkly comic — with details down to what everybody had for lunch — and a solid thriller as well. It's the quirks of character, though, that prove most memorable." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Sad Bastard is a melancholy look at dark Irish humor. The characters are impish and violent, naive and gentle, political and worldly, and entirely unique. Pat Coyne will be back, mark my words, and you'll be clambering to read his next hilariously sad adventure." Bookreporter.com

About the Author

Hugo Hamilton is the author of five novels and a short story collection. He lives and works in Dublin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568582061
Author:
Hamilton, Hugo
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Unemployed
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Vigilantes
Subject:
Dublin
Subject:
Ex-police officers
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
1st Four Walls Eight Windows pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
52/2001
Publication Date:
20011018
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
193
Dimensions:
8.27x5.53x.60 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 193 pages Four Walls Eight Windows - English 9781568582061 Reviews:
"Review" by , "For all Coyne's bluster, there is something sad and vulnerable about him; he is reminiscent of a (slightly) more well-adjusted Ignatius Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces, as Roddy Doyle might have imagined him. There are plenty of hilarious scenes in this short novel, and Hamilton ties them together skillfully."
"Review" by , "Richly, darkly comic — with details down to what everybody had for lunch — and a solid thriller as well. It's the quirks of character, though, that prove most memorable."
"Review" by , "Sad Bastard is a melancholy look at dark Irish humor. The characters are impish and violent, naive and gentle, political and worldly, and entirely unique. Pat Coyne will be back, mark my words, and you'll be clambering to read his next hilariously sad adventure."
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