- Abacus's BIGGEST paperback launch of 2014 - Backed by an unmissable consumer marketing push including targeted advertising, exclusive content and social media activity - Will be one of the most talked about fiction debuts of the year - and a perfect book club selection
Kevin Maher was born and brought up in Dublin, moving to London in 1994 to begin a career in journalism. He wrote for the Guardian, the Observer and Time Out and was film editor of the Face until 2002, before joining The Times where for the last eight years he has been a feature writer, critic and columnist.
The Fields introduces Jim Finnegan, the youngest in his family with five raucous sisters. It has all the energy and fun of Roddy Doyle's early novels...but then Jim meets the local beauty, Saidhbh, and things take a turn for the modern - Independent on Sunday's Pick of 2013Dublin in the 1980s - our hero Jim Finnegan, youngest in a family with five sisters, has his life changed by love and the challenges he faces at the hands of 'Father'. Funny, inventive debut. - The Times Culture picks for 2013