From Lisa McInerney, hailed by "The Irish Times" as arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today, comes "The Glorious Heresies," a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland s post-crash society.
When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen s estranged son, finds that his mother s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization.
Biting and darkly funny, "The Glorious Heresies" presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places."
The Glorious Heresies