by Luke Cassidy
LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2022 'Utterly original ... A bolt from the blue for Irish writing' Niamh Campbell, winner of the Rooney Prize for This Happy 'This year's most ambitious and well-written debut' Irish Independent When Dundalk underworld regular Aoife brings the wild and magnetic Annie to the Town, her desire to love and cling to this dangerous stranger culminates in a road trip through Britain to dispose of ten kilos of cocaine for her business partner, The Rat King. But when Annie decides not to return to Ireland, Aoife makes a decision that changes everything. Tender, tragic but ultimately hopeful, Iron Annie is a breakneck journey that crackles with energy, warmth and heart, and marks the arrival of a truly original new voice in literary fiction. 'Written in an exhilarating, lyrical vernacular, in much the way of Anna Burns, Kevin Barry or even Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting' Daily Mail
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Date of Publication: 23/05/2022