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 ...Read MoreWith 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.Read Less
Fine. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Jacket Creased, 224 pages. (Set in Ireland, this book tells the story of teenage hero Francie Brady. Things begin to fall apart after his mother's suicide-when he is consumed with fury and commits a horrible crime. Committed to an asylum, it is only here that he finally achieves peace. Shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize)
First American edition. Fine in a near fine dustwrapper with tears at the spine ends. Signed by the author on the title page. Winner of the 1992 Irish Times-Aer Lingus Prize and the basis for a wildly controversial film featuring Sinead O'Connor.
Fine. 0880641479. First American Edition. SIGNED by Patrick McCabe on a special publisher's adhesive label, which has been laid-in loose. Fine in dj. Author's FIRST novel. Winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Prize.; Signed by Author(s)
Near Fine. 0880641479. First American Edition. INSCRIBED by Patrick McCabe on the title page. Near fine in a fine dj. (Top edge lightly foxed) Winner of the Irish Times-Aer Lingus prize. Author's FIRST novel. (B); Signed by Author(s)
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