A powerful novel by the Bafta-nominated writer behind the Good Vibrations film, Fat Lad 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.
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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.
- Format: Paperback / Softback
- Published On: 07 April 2008
- Publisher: Blackstaff Press
- ISBN / EAN: 9780856408113
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 7.80 in x 5.10 in x 1.20 in