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The Glorious Heresies By Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

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A big, bold debut from a true new Irish talent.

The Glorious Heresies Summary

The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 by Lisa McInerney



We all do stupid things when we're kids.

Ryan Cusack's grown up faster than most - being the oldest of six with a dead mum and an alcoholic dad will do that for you.

And nobody says Ryan's stupid. Not even behind his back.

It's the people around him who are the problem. The gangland boss using his dad as a 'cleaner'. The neighbour who says she's trying to help but maybe wants something more than that. The prostitute searching for the man she never knew she'd miss until he disappeared without trace one night . . .

The only one on Ryan's side is his girlfriend Karine. If he blows that, he's all alone.

But the truth is, you don't know your own strength till you need it.

The Glorious Heresies Reviews

A rich, touching, hilarious novel * Financial Times *
A spectacular debut . . . a head-spinning, stomach-churning state-of-the-nation novel about a nation falling apart * Telegraph *
A big, brassy, sexy beast of a book * Irish Times *
A superb debut from a confident and comic writer * Mail on Sunday *
Fiendishly hilarious * The Times *
All the trappings of a possible future classic . . . a fascinating and accomplished commentary on modern Irish life * Big Issue *
A daring, exuberant and generous novel * Observer *
There is the humour and the sheer, seething, broiling energy of the prose, which is peppered with the kind of language your mother would call unforgivable. As in Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh at their best, it doesn't feel gratuitous. It just feels true * Sunday Times *
A rambunctious portrayal of a swaggering off-kilter underclasss -- Patricia Nicol * Sunday Times *
This year's Baileys prize winner, the interlinked stories of chancers, gangsters and no-hopers in Cork city, is crime caper, teen romance and blisteringly dark social satire all rolled into one. Angry, funny and full of heart * Guardian summer reads *

About Lisa McInerney

Lisa McInerney is from Galway and is the author of award-winning blog 'Arse End of Ireland'. The Irish Times has called her 'arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today'. Her mother remains unimpressed.

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The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 by Lisa McInerney
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 (UK) Winner of Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 (UK) Short-listed for Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year (Irish Book Award) 2015 (UK) Long-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 (UK) Long-listed for Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 (UK)
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