The Wild Laughter
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He is not guilty but nor is he innocent - those words make little sense in the context of his tale.Her dialogue is razor sharp and shot through with Beckett-esque black humour. Caoilinn Hughes, ah how good is this!Sprinklings of Irish and the lightest of references supply a backdrop of Irish history and literature... Mission: Polaroid It takes a special writer to make a story of assisted suicide and the 2008 recession engaging and witty, but that is exactly what Hughes has pulled off in this memorable novel.
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This is a tale told firmly in the best traditions of Irish fiction - funny, black, poignant and resonant. Coming Up for Air Part t-rex, part pelican.That sounds heavy, and it is, but not unremittingly so. Foodboom Best of all is the character of Dolly (or more accurately Aleabh Cullinane).The contrast with this young(ish) woman and Nora Black could not be more marked. P.S. I Miss You Jurors were appointed to gauge the casualty.The plot is complex but interspersed with wonderful Irish wit , which meant it did not always feel so overwhelming.
The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes — a grim and comic
Cormac has left home. What to say about this brilliant gut punch of a novel? Sprinklings of Irish and the lightest of references supply a backdrop of Irish history and literature...But eventually, he avoided us.