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Ithaca (Hardcover) (Alan Mcmonagle)

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Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott PrizeIthaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional story with crackling prose.This was the summer after all the money disappeared. One minute it was here. The next it had vanished. All of it. Without trace . . . Now that all the money had vanished everyone had their eyes and ears ready for all manner of doom.

Summer 2009, and eleven-year-old Jason Lowry is preoccupied with thoughts of the Da he has never known. In the meantime, his vodka-swilling, swings-from-the-hip Ma is busy entertaining her latest boyfriend and indulging her fondness for joyriding.

Jason escapes to the Swamp: a mysteriously rising pool of fetid water on the outskirts of the town. There, he meets the girl, a being as lost as himself, and with even less regard for reality. Together, they conjure exotic adventures - from ancient Egypt to the search for Ithaca, home of Odysseus. But what begin as innocent flights of fancy soon become forays into hazardous territory; the girl is a dangerous (and very committed) partner in crime.

Number of Pages: 311
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Alan Mcmonagle
Language: English
Street Date: March 9, 2017
TCIN: 53001837
UPC: 9781509829842
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-7879
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