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

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Descriptions : The Glorious Heresies heralds the arrival of a glorious foul mouthed fizzing new talent SUNDAY TIMES Totally and unmistakably the real deal KEVIN BARRY A real stunner a wild ride of a read DONAL RYAN A gripping and often riotously funny tale COLIN BARRETT A punchy edgy sexy fizzing feast of a debut novel JOSEPH O CONNOR He was definitely dead whoever he was He wore a once black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted but it had been foxy before that A tall man a skinny rake another string of piss now departed She hadn t gotten a look at his face before she flaked him with the Holy Stone and she couldn t bring herself to turn him over One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland s post crash society Ryan is a fifteen year old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father Tony whose obsession with his unhinged next door neighbour threatens to ruin him and his family Georgie is a prostitute whose willingness to feign a religious conversion has dangerous repercussions while Maureen the accidental murderer has returned to Cork after forty years in exile to discover that Jimmy the son she was forced to give up years before has grown into the most fearsome gangster in the city In seeking atonement for the murder and a multitude of other perceived sins Maureen threatens to destroy everything her son has worked so hard for while her actions risk bringing the intertwined lives of the Irish underworld into the spotlight Biting moving and darkly funny The Glorious Heresies explores salvation shame and the legacy of Ireland s twentieth century attitudes to sex and family










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