The Fields (Paperback)
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The Fields (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/01/2014
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We'd never seen anything like that around our place before. Not right in front of our eyes. You always heard about it, though. Through friends of friends. Or when The Mothers got together for coffee mornings. They'd sit around in a steamy kitchen circle like four mad witches, and dip ginger-snaps into Maxwell House until they went wobbly-warm, and take turns at saying, Jahear about so-and-so, Lord rest his soul, only thirty years old, poor creature?! They were brilliant at it. Scaring the shite out of each other, grinning inside. Jim Finnegan is thirteen years old and life in his world consists of dealing with the helter-skelter intensity of his rumbustious family, taking breakneck bike rides with his best friend, and coveting the local girls from afar - until one day when everything changes. The Fields is an unforgettable story of an extraordinary character: Jim's voice leaps off the page and straight into the reader's heart as he grapples with his unfairly interrupted adolescence.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349138671

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“Sparky debut, but with darkness”

This book is terribly difficult to categorise. It leaps between something hilarious and wickedly observant, and something unsettlingly dark, and I’m not sure how the balance really worked for me. I recently likened it... More

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“A fresh new voice from Ireland”

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