The Fire Starters

11.40

Jonathan Murray fears his new-born daughter might not be as harmless as she seems. Sammy Agnew is wrestling with his dark past, and fears the violence in his blood lurks in his son, too. The city is in flames and the authorities are losing control. As matters fall into frenzy, and as the lines between fantasy and truth, right and wrong, begin to blur, who will these two fathers choose to protect?

In stock

Weight0.209 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × 1.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

290

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Description


**WINNER of the EU Prize for Literature**

‘One of the most exciting and original Northern Irish writers of her generation’
SUNDAY TIMES

‘Gripping, affecting, surprising. I inhaled it’ LISA MCINERNEY

‘Captivating, intelligent and courageous’ IRISH TIMES

‘Spectacular. At once grittily real, wildly magical and insanely alluring – a siren-song of a novel.’ DONAL RYAN

‘Jan Carson seems to have invented a new Belfast in this gripping, surprising, exhilarating novel.’ RODDY DOYLE

‘Blew me away with its power, anger and wit.’ JOSEPH O’CONNOR

Dr Jonathan Murray fears his new-born daughter is not as harmless as she seems.

Sammy Agnew is wrestling with his dark past, and fears the violence in his blood lurks in his son, too.

The city is in flames and the authorities are losing control. As matters fall into frenzy, and as the lines between fantasy and truth, right and wrong, begin to blur, who will these two fathers choose to protect?

Dark, propulsive and thrillingly original, this tale of fierce familial love and sacrifice fizzes with magic and wonder.

Additional information

Weight0.209 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × 1.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

290

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K