Ghosts & LightningBook - 2009
An outstanding debut novel set in Dublin from a young Irish novelist that echoes the poignant, comical and gritty voices of Roddy Doyle, Patrick McCabe, and Irvine Welsh. Set in contemporary Dublin and the surrounding countryside,Ghosts and Lightningis a picaresque account of Denny Cullen's life after he is called back home to attend his mother's funeral. Denny--a sweet-natured but disillusioned young man who feels powerless in the face of death, dope and the dole queue--is the steadiest in a cast of unstable characters. Denny and his lads fill their empty days with hooliganism, raucous parties, violence and even an exorcism, but their fearlessness and humor make them as irresistible as an expertly pulled pint of Guinness.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate/Doubleday, 2009.
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Ghosts and lightning