The Butcher Boy (Paperback)

Patrick McCabe

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With an introduction by Ross Raisin A modern classic of Irish fiction, shortlisted for the 1992 Booker prize. When I was a young lad twenty or thirty or forty years ago I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of what I done on Mrs Nugent. Francie Brady is a small-town rascal who spends his days turning a blind eye to the troubles at home and getting up to mischief with his best friend Joe - hiding in the chicken-house, shouting abuse at fish in the local stream. But after a disagreement with his neighbour Mrs Nugent over her son's missing comic books, Francie's reckless streak spirals out of control and gives rise to a monstrous obsession ...Fearless, shocking and blackly funny, Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize. It is a modern classic of Irish fiction, a portrait of the insidious violence latent in small town life and of a frenzied young man lashing out at everyone, even himself.


Product Details

  • Product code: ALZFW
  • ISBN: 9781447275169
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish date: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2015
  • Book points: 8

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