Summary

'We're in the back of a car belonging to the men our mothers told us to never get in the back of a car of. I close my eyes and wonder how many girls will come to my funeral.'
Vincent Patrick Duffy has already checked out. Trapped between Skintown's narrow horizons, he chops ribs and chickens in a takeaway, dreaming of escape, joint after freshly rolled joint.
A mindless act of kindness leads to the unlikeliest of business opportunities. Where the government has failed, might the second summer of love and a little pill with a dove on it be the broom to sweep away the hatred and replace it with love, so much love?
Skintown is Vinny's drink- and drug-fuelled odyssey through fighting, fishing, rioting, romance, reconciliation and acid house. Bristling with a restless energy and drunk on black humour, this superb debut is a wild ride.
©2017 Ciaran McMenamin (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss K Foran on 03-01-18

A book with the wow factor!

A coming of age story with a difference. The story is beautifully told with excellent, witty prose leaving the reader wanting more.

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By Eamon on 30-10-17

A stunning debut

One of the most accomplished debuts I've read in recent years. Beautifully written, and as tragic as it is funny, Skintown is a stark account of teenage life in 90's Northern Ireland, buoyed by dark humour and a cast of colourful and memorable characters. The author's narration is fantastic and gives the audiobook that extra bit of authenticity it needs to keep the reader immersed in both the story and the culture.

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