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  • Published: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099498292
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

Cowboys And Indians




The first novel by the bestselling Joseph O'Connor, reissued in Vintage alongside O'Connor's other backlist titles in a striking new style.

The first novel by Joseph O'Connor, bestselling author of Star of the Sea and Shadowplay.

Eddie Virago, proud owner of the last mohican haircut in Dublin, leaves his home town to find the fame and fortune he's convinced awaits in the wild world of the London rock scene.

Things don't quite go as planned, however. He finds himself living in a ramshackle hotel with a girl he met on the ferry over, while a bewildering array of acid-house ravers, saloon-bar revolutionaries, music-business wideboys and media primadonnas all seem very anxious to help Eddie on his way...

'Very funny... An immensely readable and entertaining book, full of truth about the world we live in' Sunday Independent

'Clever, wry and often hilarious...with sardonic, very knowing digs at youthful pretension' Time Out

  • Published: 1 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099498292
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

www.josephoconnorauthor.com

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Praise for Cowboys And Indians

This is an impressive debut: a good story, well told, great characters, with sardonic, knowing digs at the youthful pretention...clever, wry and often hilarious

Time Out

Well-written, tremendously confident

Irish Independent

Characters that leap out at you like figures in a pop-up book. Joseph O'Connor's first novel suggests he is bound for fame

Observer

Caustic and entertaining

Sunday Times

Sharply observed and always entertaining

Independent

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