Hello and Goodbye
Hello Mr Bones / Goodbye Mr Rat
By Patrick McCabe
Welcome to Hello and Goodbye: two dark tales from two deceased narrators - bottled-lightning treats that will make you gasp, gurn, shiver and squirm.
HELLO MR BONES: two damaged souls have, thanks to each other's love, turned their lives around. But as London's weather takes a turn for the worse, so do their fates, when raw evil runs riot the night of the impossible hurricane.
GOODBYE MR RAT: an IRA bomber watches over his ex-lover as she takes his ashes back to his rural hometown. This girl from northern Indiana may not be ready for rural Ireland, yet the townsfolk of Iron Valley certainly have plans for her...
Stark, blackly humorous and compressed to the point of detonation; McCabe writes like M. R. James took a dread wrong turning on an Irish country road.
Patrick McCabe is the author of The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto - both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into films by Neil Jordan - and Winterwood, which was awarded the 2007 Hughes & Hughes/Irish Independent Irish Novel of the Year award. He lives in Dublin.
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04 Sep 2013
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'McCabe is a master ... Stark, fierce, and wonderful' Guardian. — Guardian
'Sees the master of the Irish gothic genre return to his best form' Observer. — Observer
'Exuberant and witty ... Deserves to rekindle his former glories' The Times. — The Times