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The Rules of Revelation by Lisa McInerney

The Rules of Revelation

Lisa McInerney

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Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication date: 13 May 2021
ISBN: 9781473668904

The third novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies

3 stars out of 5
Claire Allfree
1 May 2021

"McInerney is a richly savage writer and an incisive chronicler of her home country"

Rather, the tensions are psychological: Cusack’s unresolved hatred for his father, Tony, “whiskey-sick and evil mouthed”; the misplaced shame induced by the sexual abuse incident; the psychodrama with Karine that goes on and on . . . But in truth? McInerney is so busy giving us reasons to care that she paradoxically produces the opposite effect. McInerney is a richly savage writer and an incisive chronicler of her home country, but like her characters, it’s time to move on.
 

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