Synopses & Reviews
Picador paperback edition of this Booker-shortlisted novel which, in the tradition of "The Butcher Boy" and "The Dead School", paints a darkly humorous and hugely imaginative picture of small town Ireland at its most dysfunctional. "He is the fortunate possessor of a savage and unfettered imagination; his books... dissect life's miseries with a gleaming comedic scalpel" "The Times".
Originally published in 1998. Paddy Pussy is a juvenile transvestite from the small town of Tyreelin. A question is raised whether he is just a transvestite who longs to settle down in a loving relationship or whether he is a cunningly disguised IRA bomber ready to wreak destruction and death.