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City of Bohane

Author: 
Kevin Barry
Publisher(s): 
Jonathan Cape, London
Greywolf Press, Minneapolis
Publication Date: 
2011-04
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"With City Of Bohane I tried to let loose. And in lots of different ways. I only realized as I was writing the first couple of chapters that it was set in the future. That was a very liberating thing—I realized I could do whatever the fuck I wanted. It’s an invented place but its language is sprung directly from working class speech in the cities I grew up in, Limerick and Cork. Those kinds of voices have never really shown up before in Irish literature. In terms of the language, I was trying to get it down on the page in a rush—I wanted it to be torrential—so the first draft was done in about thirteen weeks, with very little sleeping and eating."

- Kevin Barry, in interview

Description

City of Bohane is Kevin Barry's first published novel. He has also written two short story collections, There Are Little Kingdoms (2007), and Dark Lies the Island (2012). 

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Publisher(s):
Jonathan Cape, London