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by Patrick McCabe

Category: Fiction / M- O
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 6 November 2006
Number of pages: 256
Prizes: Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2008.

Once, in Kilburn, married to the sugar-lipped Catherine, and sharing his daughter Immy's passion for "My Little Pony", with its enchanted kingdom of Winterwood, Redmond was happy. But then, infidelity, betrayal and the 'scary things' from which he would protect his daughter steal into the magic kingdom, and the bad things begin to happen.

What the papers say:
'He is the fortunate possessor of a savage and unfettered imagination; his books dissect life's miseries with a gleaming comedic scalpel.' The Times Praise for BREAKFAST ON PLUTO: 'Wild, hilarious, merciless and fiendishly clever.' Independent on Sunday Praise for THE BUTCHER BOY: 'A brilliant book, so very funny as well as being heartrendingly sad.' J P Donleavy 'The most astonishing Irish novel for many year, a masterpiece.' Sunday Independent

Author's Biography:
Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, Co Monaghan, Ireland in 1955. His novels include Carn, The Dead School and The Butcher Boy, winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literature Prize, which was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize and made into a highly acclaimed film directed by Neil Jordan. Breakfast On Pluto, published in 1998, was also on the Booker Prize shortlist. He lives in Sligo with his wife and two daughters.

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