Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe

By Patrick McCabe

A new version of this Booker-shortlisted novel for the discharge of Neil Jordan’s movie variation, staring Liam Neeson and Stephen Rea.

Set in eire within the Seventies, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick “Pussy” Braden, an endearing yet deceptively difficult younger guy. deserted as a child in his small Irish native land and conscious from a really early age that he's assorted, Patrick survives this harsh atmosphere by means of his wit, appeal and a candy refusal to allow somebody or something switch who he's. it is a surreal and magical story, a humorous, relocating and poignant rites of passage novel. it's also a shiny and unsettling touch upon the human rate paid within the cultural and political weather of eire at that time.

'Wild, hilarious, cruel and fiendishly clever'
Independent on Sunday

'He is the lucky possessor of a savage and unfettered mind's eye; his books . . . dissect life's miseries with a glowing comedic scalpel'
The Times

'It unearths humour in areas that different writers are afraid to seem for it'
Sunday Telegraph
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This is a savagely humorous and authentically tragic novel of an eire in unsatisfied transition and underneath McCabe's completely brought black comedy lies an indignant heart'
GQ

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Said Ford suddenly to Arthur. Arthur, struggling through his third pint, looked round at him. “Why? ” He had given up being surprised, there didn’t seem to be any point any longer. Ford clicked his tongue in irritation. “Drink up,” he urged. At that moment the dull sound of a rumbling crash from outside filtered through the low murmur of the pub, through the sound of the jukebox, through the sound of the man next to Ford hiccupping over the whisky Ford had eventually bought him. Arthur choked on his beer, leaped to his feet.

For instance, he had spent those fifteen years pretending to be an out-of-work actor, which was plausible enough. He had made one careless blunder though, because he had skimped a bit on his preparatory research. The information he had gathered had led him to choose the name “Ford Prefect” as being nicely inconspicuous. He was not conspicuously tall, his features were striking but not conspicuously handsome. His hair was wiry and gingerish and brushed backward from the temples. His skin seemed to be pulled backward from the nose.

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