by Paul Murray
Shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2010, the Costa Novel Award for 2010 and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2010.
'Skippy and Ruprecht are having a doughnut-eating race one evening when Skippy turns purple and falls off his chair'. And so begins this epic, tragic, comic, brilliant novel set in and around Dublin's Seabrook College for Boys. Principally concerning the lives, loves, mistakes and triumphs of overweight maths-whiz Ruprecht Van Doren and his roommate Daniel 'Skippy' Juster, it features a frisbee-throwing siren called Lori, the joys (and horrors) of first love, the use and blatant misuse of prescription drugs, Carl (the official school psychopath), and various attempts to unravel string theory ...while at the same time exploring the very deepest mysteries of the human heart.
Usually despatched in 2-5 working days.
Date of Publication: 01/04/2011