A dark and bleakly funny fable from the author of Divorcing Jack. A little boy left for dead when the US Marines destroy a terrorist training camp in the Libyan desert, Mohammed Maguire is brought back to Ireland, the land of his mother's birth, where he is treated as a public relations commodity by all sides of an argument he doesn't understand, but which he can see with the clear eyes of a child. A dark and bleakly funny fable, Mohammed Maguire is in some respects quite different from Colin Bateman's continuing series of Dan Starkey bestsellers, but with its humour and wild imagination it will appeal to his growing army of fans.
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The author was born in Northern Ireland in 1962 and educated at Bangor Grammar School before joining the County Down Spectator, where he was deputy editor for many years. In 1990 he received a Journalist's Fellowship to Oxford University for his reports from Uganda and he has received a Northern Ireland Press Award for his weekly satirical columnReview:
Praise for Divorcing Jack: 'As sharp as a pint of snake-bite... Richly paranoid and very funny' Sunday Times Praise for Cycle of Violence: 'Fast-paced, very black and very funny. Roddy Doyle meets Carl Hiaasen' Independent on Sunday Praise for Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men: 'Fast, furious, riotously funny, and at the end, never a dry eye in the house' Mail on Sunday Praise for Empire State: 'Bateman on epic form in gloriously over-the-top saga' Daily Telegraph
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110006514251