A brilliant collection of short stories - 'funny, sad, shocking and piercing observations on Irish life' - Sunday Telegraph.
True Believers projects the reader into a world of characters stunning in their variety. Here are sad-hearted priests, old friends, young lovers, rockers and rebels. Here are runaway husbands and runaway wives. Here are jokers and fantatics, punks and poets, thinkers and drinkers, chancers and killers. Here are the true believers, all clinging desperately to some kind of faith in a mutable and dangerous world.
“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.”