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Titulo: City of Bohane
Autor: Kevin Barry
Origem: Irlanda
Ano da edição original: 2011
Editora: Vintage
Páginas: 288
Língua original: Inglês
ISBN: 9780099549154

Sinopse: Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives.

For years, the city has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. They say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight... And then there's his mother.

City of Bohane is a visionary novel that blends influences from film and the graphic novel, from Trojan beats and calypso rhythms, from Celtic myth and legend, from fado and the sagas, and from all the great inheritance of Irish literature. A work of mesmerising imagination and vaulting linguistic invention, it is a taste of the glorious and new.

O autor e a obra: Kevin Barry é um autor irlandês de 51 anos. Escreveu apenas 2 livros de contos e este livro que é o seu primeiro romance. Nenhum dos 3 se encontra editado em Portugal, mas este livro ganhou o International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, o Authors' Club First Novel Award e foi nomeado para o Costa Book of the Year.

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