The Butcher Boy

 12.00

by Patrick McCabe

With an introduction by Ross Raisin.

A modern classic of Irish fiction, shortlisted for the 1992 Booker prize.

 

The Butcher Boy

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.

About the Author

Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, County Monaghan in 1955. He is the author of  Music on Clinton Street, The Butcher Boy The Dead School , Breakfast on Pluto, Mondo DesperandoEmerald Germs of Ireland and Call Me The Breeze. He lives in Monaghan.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 3 × 19.8 cm

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