The laureate of the rising Irish generation, he combines the demotic wit of Roddy Doyle and the structural guile of Colm Toibin. A significant writer of a very contemporary kind.
O'Connor writers with rawness, energy and verve
O'Connor describers the pretentions and uncertainties of youth with compassion, humour and a fine dramatic edge
Smart and engaging
First, the good news: Eddie Virago is back. The hero of Joseph O'Connor's widely acclaimed novel Cowboys and Indians features in the first of the thirteen stories that make up True Believers, and he makes a tasty entree. Now for the great new: there's plenty more where Eddie came from.
July 18, 2011
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