The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe audiobook

The Butcher Boy

By Patrick McCabe
Read by Patrick McCabe

Simon & Schuster Audio
3.00 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743542210

When I was a lad twenty or thirty or forty years ago I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of what I done on Mrs. Nugent. Welcome to the mind of Francie Brady. Just what Francie did to Mrs. Nugent is the final, terrifying act of a young boy at the end of a relentless descent into a world of scorn and fear, brought to unforgettably vivid life in this tour-de-force performance by author Patrick McCabe. Francie Brady, the "pig boy," is growing up in a poor small Irish town in the early sixties, fueled on an adolescent's comic books, Flash Bars, and John Wayne movies. He is determined to win the Francie Brady Not a Bad Bastard Anymore Diploma. But how do you do that when your mother is sent to the madhouse, your father is an alcoholic, and everyone turns their back on you? A major motion picture from Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game) and read with the bravura performance style that has earned McCabe raves on both sides of the Atlantic, The Butcher Boy is a stunning audio thriller.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1992 Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize

A 1992 Man Booker Prize Finalist

A 1994 Bram Stoker Award Nominee

Recipient of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

When I was a lad twenty or thirty or forty years ago I lived in a small town where they were all after me on account of what I done on Mrs. Nugent.

Welcome to the mind of Francie Brady. Just what Francie did to Mrs. Nugent is the final, terrifying act of a young boy at the end of a relentless descent into a world of scorn and fear, brought to unforgettably vivid life in this tour-de-force performance by author Patrick McCabe.

Francie Brady, the "pig boy," is growing up in a poor small Irish town in the early sixties, fueled on an adolescent's comic books, Flash Bars, and John Wayne movies. He is determined to win the Francie Brady Not a Bad Bastard Anymore Diploma. But how do you do that when your mother is sent to the madhouse, your father is an alcoholic, and everyone turns their back on you?

A major motion picture from Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game) and read with the bravura performance style that has earned McCabe raves on both sides of the Atlantic, The Butcher Boy is a stunning audio thriller.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stunning...part Huck Finn, part Holden Caufield, part Hannibal Lecter.”  New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant, unique. Patrick McCabe pushes your head through the book and you come out the other end gasping, admiring, and knowing that reading fiction will never be the same again. It’s the best Irish novel I’ve read in years.”  Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha  
“A chilling tale of a child's hell...often screamingly funny...the book has a compelling and terrible beauty.”  Boston Globe  
“An almost perfect novel...A Beckett monologue with plot by Alfred Hitchcock...Startlingly original. Washington Post Book World
“Patrick McCabe is an outstanding writer. The Butcher Boy is fearful, original, compelling and very hard to put out of your mind. American readers should pay close attention to this man.”  Thomas McGuane, American novelist

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Author

Author Bio: Patrick McCabe

Author Bio: Patrick McCabe

Patrick McCabe is an Irish novelist known for his dark novels often set in contemporary Ireland. His books include The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written a childrens book and several radio plays broadcasted by the RTÉ and the BBC Radio 4.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English