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  • Published: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241984499
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99
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Music Love Drugs War




A poignant coming-of-age novel about friendship, innocence and war

School is almost over - and for Paddy, Liz, Christy and Kevin it's time to figure out what's next. But before they start the rest of their lives, these teenagers have the 'Cave' - a place to drink, smoke, flirt and listen to punk music. Somewhere to fend off the spectre of the future.

Because this is Derry in 1981, and the streets outside are a war zone. So when a friend is killed, suddenly the choices of who to be and what side to be on are laid starkly before them. New loves and old loyalties are imperiled even as whole lives hinge on a single decision . . .

  • Published: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241984499
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

Praise for Music Love Drugs War

Warm but also unsettling and exhilarating. That's some feat, but Geraldine Quigley has managed to make it seem easy

Roddy Doyle

A poignant and powerful coming-of-age story

Sunday Mirror

A sensitive and powerful coming-of-age novel

Observer

A clever, compassionate and humorous look at teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland

Guardian

A classic coming of age tale . . . pitch perfect

Daily Telegraph

Worth checking out for its loving attention to how it feels to be young and in love in a time of turmoil

i newspaper's Best New Books for 2019

A beguiling, confident debut

Irish Independent

Both funny and moving, Music Love Drugs War is a poignant coming-of-age novel ... pitches tender depictions of friendship and love against the stark backdrop of war, hunger strikes, rioting and plastic bullets

Belfast Telegraph

If you happened to like Derry Girls, you're in for a treat with Music Love Drugs War

Sunday Business Post magazine

A vivid debut. Geraldine's depiction of what could draw ordinary kids into a paramilitary organisation feels utterly convincing . . . her dialogue feels sparky and alive

Sunday Times

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