Good Son

Paul McVeigh
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Set in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, The Good Son is a funny, frightening and ultimately moving story centred around Mickey Donnelly, a boy struggling to come of age against the backdrop of bitter and brutal surroundings.
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Winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2016Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2016Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2016Chosen for City Reads 2016Shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prizeELLE Best Books of 2015The Reading Agency: Books of 2015Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn't a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer and being in love with the girl next door, everyone calls him `gay'. It doesn't help that his best friend is his little sister, Wee Maggie, and that everyone knows he loves his Ma more than anything in the world. He doesn't think much of his older brother Paddy and really doesn't like his Da. He dreams of going to America, taking Wee Maggie and Ma with him, to get them away from Belfast and Da. Mickey realises it's all down to him. He has to protect Ma from herself. And sometimes, you have to be a bad boy to be a good son.
 

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ISBN 9781784630232
Publisher Salt Publishing
Format Paperback
Publication date 15 Apr 2015

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