About this book
Paperback edition of the cool, comic, violent and lyrical debut novel from the Irish author. Set 40 years in the future, in a city ruled by gang violence, it's written in a vivid punchy dialect. Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2011. 'Astonishing. This marks him out as a writer of great promise' "Guardian"
The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are still some posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives.