Lisa McInerney, winner of The Bailey’s Prize raves about The Good Son

The hottest writer in the UK/Ireland right now, Lisa McInerney, winner of The Bailey’s Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize, raves about The Good Son in The Irish Times. “How dark humour makes a fun and disquieting read”.

On dark humour – “In especially skilful hands it can be a radical act, sharpening transgressive fiction or teasing out a reader’s complicity in monstrous acts. For McVeigh, such humour is both his characters’ psychological safeguard and a devastating literary technique, for it serves first as a delightful key to Mickey’s world, and then, once we are comfortable, as a horrifying contrast.”

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