The Blood Miracles (Paperback)Lisa McInerney (author)
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The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies
'Fast paced, compelling, and thrilling, Lisa McInerney writes the type of fiction that is both beautifully crafted and immensely enjoyable' Louise O'Neill
'The Blood Miracles has all the brio, street smarts and vicious linguistic verve of The Glorious Heresies, but with this follow up Lisa McInerney also reminds us just how brilliantly accomplished and ruthlessly focused a storyteller she is' Colin Barrett
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.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 217 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26 mm
If you like Trainspotting, Peaky Blinders, Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino then this is a rackety, kinetic, hold-your-attention-at-gunpoint book * The Times *
The narration is brisk and slick, the dialogue fizzing with acerbic wisecracking * Literary Review *
Lisa McInerney is a writer busily combining the traditions of hardcore Irish crime writing with the kind of fast-talking foul-mouthed wit and gentle good humour that readers will recall from the work of Roddy Doyle, and producing popular state-of-the-nation novels as a consequence * Times Literary Supplement *
An addictive read * Guardian *
Trainspotting meets Goodfellas . . . McInerney writes with delicious irreverence and her fiction in this book has a fast, filmic quality * Evening Standard *
McInerney writes with enviable verve, swagger and humour * Mail on Sunday *
Delectable and vigorously entertaining * Irish Independent *
Lively, entertaining, salty and funny * Irish Examiner *
Vivid, compelling and moving * Observer *
The plot's a slippery snake of dodgy deals and deadly double crosses, with a series of handbrake turns at the end. It's standard gangster stuff, spiked into originality by the chemical kick of McInerney's prose * The Spectator *
A hard-edged, gritty novel with terrific tempo and good characterisation . . . McInerney is a pacy storyteller at the top of her game * Daily Express *
Lisa McInerney is a preposterously gifted writer, Amis-like, almost Shakespearean, in her ability to riff, refresh and amuse * New Statesman *
An exuberant noirish romp that also speaks of the sad fallout of a loveless childhood * Financial Times *
An exuberant noirish romp that also speaks of a loveless childhood * Financial Times, Books of the Year *
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