SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 'NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR' AWARD
CHOSEN AS ONE OF 'IRELAND'S 20 GREATEST NOVELS SINCE 1916' BY HOT PRESS MAGAZINE
Meet Matthew, Rez, Cocker and Kearney. Facing the void of their post-school lives, the boys spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise.
Here Are the Young Men portrays a chilling spiritual fallout, harbinger of the collapse of a national illusion. Visceral and blackly funny, this debut novel marks the arrival of a powerful literary talent who releases an unnerving anarchic energy to devastating effect.
Published by Bloomsbury Uk, 2014, pb - 9781408863732