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Here Are the Young Men Rob Doyle

Here Are the Young Men By Rob Doyle

Here Are the Young Men by Rob Doyle


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Meet Matthew, Rez, Cocker and Kearney. Facing the void of their post-school lives, the boys spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise.

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Here Are the Young Men by Rob Doyle

SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 'NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR' AWARD CHOSEN AS ONE OF 'IRELAND'S 20 GREATEST NOVELS SINCE 1916' BY HOT PRESS MAGAZINE Meet Matthew, Rez, Cocker and Kearney. Facing the void of their post-school lives, the boys spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise. Here Are the Young Men portrays a chilling spiritual fallout, harbinger of the collapse of a national illusion. Visceral and blackly funny, this debut novel marks the arrival of a powerful literary talent who releases an unnerving anarchic energy to devastating effect.

Here Are the Young Men Reviews

For sheer bravery and for style, for its integrity of vision and for its uncompromising tone, I also admired Rob Doyle's Here Are The Young Men * Colm Toibin, Irish Times Books of the Year *
A powerful, passionate and electrifying novel. Many writers try to recreate the traumas and anxieties of teenage years in fiction but very few manage it with as much conviction as Rob Doyle * John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas *
A fine debut. It shines a light into a relatively unexplored region: the psyches of youth adrift in a world where old verities no longer exist ... A rollicking good read. God may be dead, but a new literary star is born * Sunday Times *
The language is unflinching, the story uncompromising ... A powerful and provocative novel and easily the most honest account of young Irish people for many years * Guardian *
A dark and intoxicating debut * Irish Independent *
A lament for the blank generation, the literary equivalent of the song from which it takes its name, Joy Division's Decades ... a powerful debut, maybe the first novel since Kevin Power's Bad Day in Blackrock to interrogate the dark side of the young Irish male's psyche * Irish Times *
A portrait of a jilted generation ... a brilliant Dublin novel and an exercise in honesty * Sunday Times *
Matthew, the angsty Dublin protagonist of this impressive debut, exemplifies a teenage malaise of worry, hedonism and burgeoning sexual inadequacy ... Doyle is excellent at depicting the dangers of drugs on young minds and the ways first-person video games, internet porn, snuff films and booze can fertilise latent personality disorders * Metro *
It's been dubbed the Irish Trainspotting, making a statement about disillusioned and disaffected young people. A new voice to watch * Woman's Way *
Unblinking depiction of male desperation * James Kidd, Independent Debuts of the Year *

About Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin and holds a first-class honours degree in Philosophy and an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College Dublin. Rob Doyle's widely acclaimed first novel, Here Are the Young Men, was published in 2014 by Bloomsbury and the Lilliput Press. It was chosen as a book of the year by the Irish Times, Independent, Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post, and was shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category for the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards. It was also named as one Ireland's twenty greatest novels since 1916 by Hot Press magazine. Rob's fiction, essays and criticism have been published in many newspapers and journals. He currently lives in Paris.

Additional information

GOR006125787
9781408863732
1408863731
Here Are the Young Men by Rob Doyle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2014-09-25
304
N/A
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