Saturday October 24, 2020

Pat the Baker serves up an edgy slice of Dublin crime

This Is The Country, by William Wall, Sceptre, €14.

4th June, 2005

This Is The Country, by William Wall, Sceptre, €14.

Poet and novelist William Wall's fourth novel is a harrowing but humorous and beautifully styled exploration of a life lived on the bottom rung of Irish society.

A young man is about to testify in court against a criminal named Pat the Baker. He has got on the wrong side of crime lord Pat, for whom he worked in his youth. Sometime previously, Pat broke the...

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