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The Fields

by Kevin Maher

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

The Fields Synopsis

We'd never seen anything like that around our place before. Not right in front of our eyes. You always heard about it, though. Through friends of friends. Or when The Mothers got together for coffee mornings. They'd sit around in a steamy kitchen circle like four mad witches, and dip ginger-snaps into Maxwell House until they went wobbly-warm, and take turns at saying, Jahear about so-and-so, Lord rest his soul, only thirty years old, poor creature?! They were brilliant at it. Scaring the shite out of each other, grinning inside. Jim Finnegan is thirteen years old and life in his world consists of dealing with the helter-skelter intensity of his rumbustious family, taking breakneck bike rides with his best friend, and coveting the local girls from afar - until one day when everything changes.

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The Fields Press Reviews

The Fields introduces Jim Finnegan, the youngest in his family with five raucous sisters. It has all the energy and fun of Roddy Doyle's early novels...but then Jim meets the local beauty, Saidhbh, and things take a turn for the modern -  Independent on Sunday's Pick of 2013

 

Dublin in the 1980s - our hero Jim Finnegan, youngest in a family with five sisters, has his life changed by love and the challenges he faces at the hands of 'Father'. Funny, inventive debut.  - The Times Culture picks for 2013

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ISBN: 9780349138671
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349138671
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Kevin Maher
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher was born and brought up in Dublin, moving to London in 1994 to begin a career in journalism. He wrote for the Guardian, the Observer and Time Out and was film editor of the Face until 2002, before joining The Times where for the last eight years he has been a feature writer, critic and columnist.

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