Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Butcher Boy (1992)
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0385312377, Paperback)"I was thinking how right ma was -- Mrs. Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well? . . .what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's coming now -- The Pig Family!"
This is a precisely crafted, often lyrical, portrait of the descent into madness of a young killer in small-town Ireland. "Imagine Huck Finn crossed with Charlie Starkweather," said The Washington Post. Short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award and England's prestigious Booker Prize.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:18 -0400)
Telling the strange and sometimes hilarious tale of a deeply disturbed boy, a portrait of a dangerous mind profiles Francie, known in his repressive Irish town as the "Pig Boy," as his bright and love-starved psyche descends into madness.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.