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The Resource The glorious heresies : a novel, Lisa McInerney

The glorious heresies : a novel, Lisa McInerney

Label
The glorious heresies : a novel
Title
The glorious heresies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa McInerney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland's post-crash society. Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland's twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family"--
Summary
This darkly humorous, gritty debut has a lot in common with novels by Irvine Welsh -- foul language, colorful slang, and seedy characters, to start. Though it ostensibly follows the consequences of Maureen Phelan's clubbing of an intruder using a holy relic (she asks her gangster son to conceal the (accidental) death that results), it also addresses the violence, crime, and despair of an Ireland whose economic hopes have been dashed. Five years pass within these pages, as characters young and old alike are forced into bad choices. Give it a go if you're up for something dark, literary, and profane. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10434738
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McInerney, Lisa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ireland
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Manners and customs
  • Murder
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The glorious heresies : a novel, Lisa McInerney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in different form in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), a Hachette UK company, London, in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929917327
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780804189064
Lccn
2015043597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929917327
Label
The glorious heresies : a novel, Lisa McInerney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in different form in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), a Hachette UK company, London, in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929917327
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780804189064
Lccn
2015043597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929917327

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