The setting is Belfast in the 1970s. In a city in which any
storefront might unexpectedly explode, Marius Moonston, age
sixteen, is out shopping. It's Saturday, and the streets are filled
with danger and excitement--especially for Marius, whose pocket is
burning with the money he has pilfered from his sister.
Marius has a mission--he knows just what he wants to spend that
money on--and a conscience steeped in the dichotomies of the
Evangelical church. Ricocheting through the story is the nature of
deceit and truth, commerce, disobedience and sin. The consequences
of a petty crime are enormous--cathartic and destructive and
McGrady uses language of a distinctly Irish elasticity, and the
explosive hilarity of a teenage boy propels the novel to
crystalline moments of observation, and shattering self-knowledge.
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