Burning Your Own

From the Bafta-nominated writer of the Good Vibrations film, this coming-of-age novel has been described by Carlo Gébler as ‘one of the great novels about Ulster at the start of the Troubles’.

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It is the summer of 1969 and ten-year-old Mal is finding it difficult to settle into his new home, a housing estate on the outskirts of Belfast. He befriends a brash and rebellious teenager, Francy, who revels in his own status as an outsider and has set up camp in the local dump.

But this is no ordinary summer – the civil rights marches are beginning, and the simmering sectarian tensions of the Larkview estate are set to erupt, hastening Mal’s painful, shocking loss of innocence.

A critically acclaimed classic by one of today's best Irish writers.The book also contains an essay by Glenn Patterson and a critical essay by Carlo Gébler. Glenn Patterson is also the author of Fat Lad, The International and The Third Party, all published by Blackstaff Press.



  • Format: Paperback / Softback
  • Published On: 07 April 2008
  • Publisher: Blackstaff Press
  • ISBN / EAN: 9780856408106
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 7.80 in x 5.10 in x 0.95 in

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