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The Glorious Heresies

Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016


Συγγραφέας: McInerney Lisa
Εκδότης: John Murray General Publishing Division
ISBN: 9781444798883
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Glorious Heresies
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 384
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x14
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2015
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Glorious Heresies"

Shortlisted for The Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

Longlisted for The Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

'He was definitely dead, whoever he was. He wore a once-black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms. The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted, but it had been foxy before that. A tall man, a skinny rake, another string of piss, now departed. She hadn't gotten a look at his face before she flaked him with the Holy Stone and she couldn't bring herself to turn him over.'

One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland's post-crash society. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father Tony, whose obsession with his unhinged next-door neighbour threatens to ruin him and his family. Georgie is a prostitute whose willingness to feign a religious conversion has dangerous repercussions, while Maureen, the accidental murderer, has returned to Cork after forty years in exile to discover that Jimmy, the son she was forced to give up years before, has grown into the most fearsome gangster in the city. In seeking atonement for the murder and a multitude of other perceived sins, Maureen threatens to destroy everything her son has worked so hard for, while her actions risk bringing the intertwined lives of the Irish underworld into the spotlight . . .

Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland's twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family.


Συγγραφέας/εις: McInerney Lisa
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Glorious Heresies
ISBN: 9781444798883
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 31/12/2015
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 384
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 268 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x14 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2015

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