McInerney
2019 Longlist

The Blood Miracles

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he’s irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn’t accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his savior. There may be a way clear the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his boss’s ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what he’s made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood.

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Lisa
McInerney

Lisa McInerney lives in Ireland. Her work has been featured in Winter Papers, Stinging Fly, Granta, and on BBC Radio 4, and in the anthologies Beyond The CentreThe Long Gaze Back, and Town and Country. Her debut novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 and the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, was published by John Murray in April 2017.

Lisa McInerney lives in Ireland. Her work has been featured in Winter Papers, Stinging Fly, Granta, and on BBC Radio 4, and in the anthologies Beyond The CentreThe Long Gaze Back, and Town and Country. Her debut novel, The Glorious Heresies, won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 and the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, was published by John Murray in April 2017.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

We are nominating this book because of McInerney’s vibrant, original writing style and her compelling and witty characterization. This is a thought-provoking novel that showcases McInerney’s unique talent in depicting a world rarely featured in literary fiction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2017
Publisher
John Murray

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