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

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John Murray Press, Apr 9, 2015 - Fiction - 384 pages
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WINNER OF THE BAILEYS' WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016

WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2016

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.

 

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Received this in exchange for a review. Well written but not for the faint of heart. Story over the top about the lowest of the low in Ireland. The story revolved around a loose group of drug, alcohol ... Read full review

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Great writing, based in post Celtic tiger Cork city. The descriptions of the relationships are excellent, the difficulty of living in poverty is heart breaking and connections are everywhere. An ... Read full review

Contents

The Dead
Chapter
Chapter 2
Big Words Little
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Laser Light
Chapter 5
Chapter 7
Boyfriends
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Gold Digger
Chapter 10
The Echo
Chapter 11

The Initiate
Chapter 6
Chapter 12
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About the author (2015)

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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