Simon Dillon would rather blame his father, his estranged wife, his so-called friends, or Dublin for his failures, than accept the blame himself. But when cops start asking about a dead woman and Russian gangsters ask questions he can't answer he might just realize it's all his fault.
Dublin was mucky and vulgar. Like a tourist who gets drunk and wakes up with a huge tattoo. This is what it's like for you: your name is Simon Dilion. You're 35. You're a failure. Too hungover to go to work, too lazy to get a new job, too keen to blame everyone else: your mad father, your estranged wife, your so-called friends. Blame them. Blame Dublin. You'd rather do a few lines of coke, but there's a beautiful French woman you can't remember meeting, cops banging on the door asking about a dead woman you don't know, Russian gangsters asking questions you can't answer. Murders all over the city; bombs in O'Connell Street. And it's got nothing to do with you. Except that it's all your fault. A needle-sharp, funny and scathing thriller, set in a Dublin most people don't read about - the real one.
'Imagine an Irish Tarantino (if you can) and you'll begin to understand the dazzling netherworld on display in Sean Moncrieff's Dublin, where the shockingly violent rubs shoulders with the deeply hilarious. A composed, outlandish debut'. Stephen Amidon. author of The New City
About Sean Moncrieff
A household name in Ireland, Sean Moncrieff has hosted various radio and tv programmes over the last decade. A journalist by training, he lives outside Dublin with his wife and three children. This is his first novel.
Dublin by Sean Moncrieff
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