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The Mad Road

Laurie Cusack
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Roman Books
Published: October 1, 2023
ISBN: 9789383868629
122 pages


A collection of Irish short stories that rocks the soul. One negligent accident on a building site and a blacklist snares two young Irish lads new to London. The world of Irish dance enchants a father who goes all out for his girl. An old Irish man dies totally alone and Matt, his trippy bereavement officer, is cracking at the seams. Rites of passage for a new arrival on the drug-fuelled streets of south London. These stories catapult the reader in crazy directions.

Cusack’s stories engage with the forgotten, submerged and scattered voices from the waves of Irish diaspora. These are essential stories of our times on emigration, culture, derelict lifestyle, abuse, loneliness, recreational drug use and corruption – social issues that are tackled head-on, that engage and hit home, big time.

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