The Wild Laughter

by Caoilinn Hughes

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The Wild Laughter | 9781786078599 | Caoilinn Hughes

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ISBN:9781786078599

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:06/05/2021 by Oneworld Publications

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‘A grand feat of comic ingenuity, mischievous and insightful, and full of resonance for the way we live now… So original and vibrant.’ Encore Award Judges

LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE, 2021

NOMINATED FOR NOVEL AT THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS, 2020

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DALKEY LITERARY AWARDS, 2021

AN IRISH TIMES, IRISH SUNDAY TIMES, IRISH INDEPENDENT & SUNDAY INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2020

It’s 2008, and the Celtic Tiger has left devastation in its wake. Brothers Hart and Cormac Black are waking up to a very different Ireland – one that widens the chasm between them and brings their beloved father to his knees. Facing a devastating choice that risks their livelihood, if not their lives, their biggest danger comes when there is nothing to lose.

A sharp snapshot of a family and a nation suddenly unmoored, this epic-in-miniature explores cowardice and sacrifice, faith rewarded and abandoned, the stories we tell ourselves and the ones we resist. Hilarious, poignant and utterly fresh, The Wild Laughter cements Caoilinn Hughes’ position as one of Ireland’s most audacious, nuanced and insightful young writers.

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