Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he's irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn't accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour.
There may be a way clear of the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his boss's ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what he's made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood.
The book is a deliciously viceral crime novel set in Ireland. It's dark, it's gruesome, it's exceptionally well-written and it's not for the faint of heart. If you like complex characters, honest depictions of violence and intense storytelling, then you will love this book. –Irina, The Book Grocer
The second novel from the author of the hugely successful debut The Glorious Heresies ... McInerney's many fans will be pleased to hear her follow up revolves around the further misadventures of Ryan in Cork city Bookseller
Lisa McInerney is from Galway and is the author of award-winning blog 'Arse End of Ireland'. Her first novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. Her mother is still unimpressed.