City Of Bohane by Kevin BarryCity Of Bohane by Kevin Barry

City Of Bohane

byKevin Barry

Paperback | May 14, 2012

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award and winner of the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award - this is a cool, comic, violent and lyrical debut novel from one of Ireland's most talented new writers.

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.
        For years, Bohane has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. But now they say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and there's trouble in the air.

KEVIN BARRY's story collection, There Are Little Kingdoms, won the Rooney Prize in 2007. His short fiction has appeared widely on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in The New Yorker.
Title:City Of BohaneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099549158

ISBN - 13:9780099549154


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sharp and gritty fun genre read This story, set in some alternate but familiar gritty, violent but old fashioned future, moves along at a fast pace. Punk in feeling though not in topic or character. Inventive use of language, colourful characters and ganglike rivalries. A fun read - I would have loved to explore this world a little more.
Date published: 2018-08-26