Mickey Collins, son of a drug-dealer, relates his amazing tale from childhood to something approaching being an adult. The streets of Cork, Ireland, is where Mickey learns fine skills such as pre-teen drinking, shoplifting and breaking & entering. However, after Mickey disobeys his mother once too often, a lifetime of pain (or ‘adventure’ as Mickey would see it) descends upon him, as he bounces from one State service to another.
A kaleidoscopic tour through twenty years of modern Ireland’s discarded dregs of society ensues, where we discover an underworld of petty crime and passions-fulfilled to the detriment of all else − most significantly (though not exclusively) to the perpetrators themselves.
…But there is something else. As Mickey’s mother, Tanya Collins, manipulates everyone & everything whilst building her drug empire, Mickey’s navigation of his world reveals a curiously innocent and almost pure Humanity in this most unlikely of places.
- General Fiction, Fiction and Literature
- gunthergloop (Tekijä)
- Published by
- Spright Publishing
- maaliskuu 2023 Starts: 2023-03-01Valmis: 2023-03-27
- On Sale
- Available in all countries
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Beneath the narrator's rough exterior lies a child who is growing up learning only from the criminal world around him. Check out previous review(s) before deciding if it might be worth your time. This giveaway is for the digital version.