It is Good Friday, in the year 1977. Merthyr Tydfil. At twenty to midnight, a dozen different forces converge - Macky, just out of jail; the gippos and their knives; the Shop Boys, fifty or sixty skinheads in fanatical pursuit of recreational violence; PO.C Phillips, the young cooper with something to prove; Mohan Singh, proud owner of the Taj Mahal curry house. The result: mayhem. Race riot erupts in valleys town. And witness to it all, Davey Daunt, a spazzy with a leg brace is the only one who knows what really happened.
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'An unmissable writer’ -- GQ
‘A Bloody Good Friday is a riot in every sense’ -- Esquire
‘A skilful tying together of the viewpoints of a disparate range of characters…great dialogue and a vividly evoked setting’ -- Scotland of Sunday
‘His portrait of a damaged loner having to question his faith is drawn with sensitivity and compassion’ -- TLS
‘This action-filled novel also contains its fair share of lyrical moments and saddened contemplation’ -- Sunday Times
Desmond Barry was born and brought up in Wales. He moved to the United States in the mid 1980s and now lives in Massachusetts and New Jersey. His first novel, The Chivalry of Crime, was voted Best First Novel of the Year by The Western Writers of America and is short listed for the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award.
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Book Description Vintage, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099426420