Lisa McInerney’s biting. moving and darkly funny The Glorious Heresies won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. She returns now with The Blood Miracles, another brilliant, fresh and vibrant novel.
Like all twenty-year olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is. This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide he’s irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadn’t accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour. There may be a way clear of the chaos that is his life. Lisa McInerney has written a modern comic vernacular masterpiece that is punchy, funny and gripping.