For The Good Times

David Keenan (Author)
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WINNER OF THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENCORE AWARD 2020

From the author of This Is Memorial Device.

'A gasp-inducing thrill of a ride.' i Independent

'An exhilarating novel, burning with rage, danger and dark humour.' Literary Review

'Remarkable . . . demented brilliance.' Scotland on Sunday

Belfast, 1970s: Sammy and his three friends live in an impoverished area of the city that has become the epicentre of a country seemingly intent on cannibalising itself. They love sharp clothes, a good drink, and the songs of Perry Como, whose commitment to clean living holds up a dissonant mirror to their own attempts to rise above their circumstances. They dream of a Free State, and their methods for achieving this are uncompromising. But For the Good Times is not just a novel about the IRA. It is about the heartbreak and devastation that commitment to 'the cause' can bring; of violence and betrayal, breakdown and rebirth.

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Publish Date
2 January 2020
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780571340521

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