Lisa McInerney is from Galway and is the author of award-winning blog 'Arse End of Ireland'. The Irish Times has called her 'arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today'. Her mother remains unimpressed.
Here's a writer who's totally and unmistakably the real deal and whose every page pulses with vim and vitality and mad twisty insights and terrific description and with real tenderness, too. - Kevin BarryThe most talented writer at work in Ireland today. - Irish TimesA punchy, edgy, sexy, fizzing feast of a debut novel from an immensely skilled storyteller with a glorious passion for words. I loved it - Joseph O'Connor, author of Star of the SeaA gripping and often riotously funny tale . . . McInerney gifts us a memorable cast that are tough as nails, savagely articulate, and helplessly human - Colin BarrettEvery bit as nuanced and sad and sharp as we'd have hoped, and as gloriously expansive and manic and iconoclastic as the title suggests - BookmunchThe [book] I reached for as my book at bedtime, the one I tore through most hungrily . . . The strongest thing about the book is its security of characterisation and tightness of plot; and particularly, the way in which turns of the plot are tangibly shaped by the flaws that even the more likeable characters (and they're all likeable to some extent) possess - The SpectatorA real stunner; a wild ride of a read - Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning HeartMcInerney's riotous, sweary debut tracks the lives of five outsiders living in Ireland's post-boom badlands . . . It delves into the complicated webs of relationships that make up a family, and explores shame and the search for redemption with wholehearted exuberance - Psychologies