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Music Love Drugs War by Geraldine Quigley

Music Love Drugs War

Geraldine Quigley

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Imprint: Fig Tree
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 10 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9780241354131
4 stars out of 5
10 Jan 2019

"A compassionate and humorous look at teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland"

This debut marks out Quigley as a writer of compassion and humour who wields thorough research with a deft touch. She not only demonstrates how easy it is to be swept into hot-blooded actions that have chilling repercussions, she also draws a wider picture of poverty and familial dysfunction, exploring how the stability or otherwise of an individual’s childhood affects their adult life. Her clever, multiple-narrative account of the way a community is affected by a youngster going for a night out and never coming home illustrates why the Undertones, formed in Derry, sang so passionately about normal teenage thrills.

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