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The Butcher Boy (Picador Books)

McCabe, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 033032358X / ISBN 13: 9780330323581
Editorial: Picador, London, 1992
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: John Stoodley (Weymouth, Dorset, DO, Reino Unido)

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Título: The Butcher Boy (Picador Books)

Editorial: Picador, London

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

"When I was a young lad, twenty or thirty or forty years ago, I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of what I done on Mrs Nugent". So speaks Francie Brady, the narrator and anti-hero of THE BUTCHER BOY . When the story begins Francie is a bit of a scamp, full of curiosity and mischief. Then an unpleasant encounter with Mrs Nugent on the subject of her son's missing comic books propels Francie to the brink of madness, and beyond. McCabe's depiction of small-town Irish life and of one boy's deterioration into madness and despair is, surprisingly, one of the most raucous, earthy and horrifically hilarious stories of all time. Dark and gothic, funny and tragic, starring a child who retains the pathos of a grubby urchin even as he evolves into a monster, THE BUTCHER BOY is an absolute treasure.

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"I was thinking how right ma was -- Mrs. Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well? . . .what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's coming now -- The Pig Family!"

This is a precisely crafted, often lyrical, portrait of the descent into madness of a young killer in small-town Ireland. "Imagine Huck Finn crossed with Charlie Starkweather," said The Washington Post. Short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award and England's prestigious Booker Prize.

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