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A classic Belfast novel by one of the best contemporary Irish writers

FAT LAD by Glenn Patterson
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When Drew Linden’s new job brings him back to his native Belfast, he is determined to remain distant from everything that once tied him there, including his friends and family. But as three of generation of family history unfold, it becomes clear that the past Drew has been running from is the very thing he needs to face. And that his sense of himself is forever rooted in the troubled city of his birth.

A powerful novel that weaves together family history with the history of Belfast, from the birth of the city, through its industrial heyday, World War 1, World War 2 and the Troubles.

The book also contains an essay by Glenn Patterson and a critical essay by Robert McLiam Wilson. Glenn Patterson is also the author of Burning Your Own, The International and The Third Party, all published by Blackstaff Press.

Blackstaff Press Ltd; November 2012
304 pages; ISBN 9780856401176
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Title: FAT LAD
Author: Glenn Patterson