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Ghosts and Lightning by Trevor Byrne
  

Synopsis

Ghosts and Lightning by Trevor Byrne

Squabbling siblings, misfit school-friends and life on the estates of West Dublin are trouble enough. But then a ghost starts haunting the family home and Denny's life starts getting properly complicated.Hilarious, warm and tragic by turns, Ghosts and Lightning is a refreshing tale of one young man doing the right thing when surrounded by all the wrong choices and finding love in the most unlikely places.

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A scorching burst of new talent . . . This is a rough, real slice of punkish Dublin low life, a black comedy, a ghost story and more. * * The Times * * Very powerful. Often funny, sometimes frightening, always very human. I loved it. * * RODDY DOYLE * * An amazing book, written with force and passion. And Denny is a very funny and slightly demented tour guide to twenty-first century Dublin. * * MATT HAIG * * Byrne's voice crackles with energy and dark humour in a richly-evoked novel of Dublin family life. * * Irish Independent * * Engaging and funny. Trevor Byrne delivers an acute portrayal of loss in a story filled with warmth, humour and wonder. * * CATHERINE O'FLYNN * * A youthful, exuberant debut novel . . . one to watch. * * The Sunday Herald * * Brings to mind Patrick McCabe and Roddy Doyle. * * Guardian * *


About the Author

Trevor Byrne was born in 1981 and brought up in Clondalkin in south Dublin. He attended Trinity College and the University of Glamorgan, where he is currently teaches creative writing.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th May 2010

Author

Trevor Byrne

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847673305

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