The Fire Starters

January 24, 2020 - Comment
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**Shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature**’One of the most exciting and original Northern Irish writers of her generation’ SUNDAY TIMES’Gripping, affecting, surprising. I inhaled it’ LISA MCINERNEY ‘Captivating, intelligent and courageous’ IRISH TIMES’Spectacular. At once grittily real, wildly magical and insanely alluring – a siren-song of a novel. DONAL RYAN’Jan Carson seems to have invented a new Belfast in this gripping, surprising, exhilarating novel. RODDY DOYLE’A brilliant, wry novel, fizzing with energy.’ BARNEY NORRIS Dr Jonathan Murray fears his new-born daughter is not as harmless as she seems. Sammy Agnew is wrestling with his dark past, and fears the violence in his blood lurks in his son, too.The city is in flames and the authorities are losing control. As matters fall into frenzy, and as the lines between fantasy and truth, right and wrong, begin to blur, who will these two fathers choose to protectDark, propulsive and thrillingly original, this tale of fierce familial love and sacrifice fizzes with magic and wonder.


Anonymous says:

Amazing book I’ve been looking for something new and interesting to read for ages. I’m only a thrid of the way through the book and I’m totally captivated. Jan Carson’s writing style is superb. I’m savouring every line. The story is gripping too. I can’t wait to read everything she has written.

Anonymous says:

Highly recommended! A fascinating and unusual book, I think you can love or hate it. I love it.It’s a sort of dialogue, a stream of consciousness that brings you to Belfast and tells an interesting story.The book is engaging, once you get used to the style of storytelling you cannot put it down.I loved the style of writing, how the characters were written and I think that the author is a good storyteller.I will surely read other books by this author.Highly recommended!Many…

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