David Jays

Doing the Watusi

The Holy City

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Time to trip once more ‘the social fantastic’, as Patrick McCabe describes his distinctive fictional mode. Novels like The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto are bedded in a burlesque version of the recent Irish past, savage and comic in equal measure. Here it’s the 1960s which are both the cultural territory and shifting moral climate that shape and ultimately betray the narrator, Christopher ‘Pops’ McCool. 

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