TV review: Uncovering the source of McCabe’s darkness

{ "#" : "I know people who haven’t been able to finish Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy, putting it down long before the hapless Mrs Nugent is confronted by Francie Brady’s skill with a butcher’s knife. The darkness was too much for them, the author’

7th June, 2008

{ "#" : "I know people who haven’t been able to finish Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy, putting it down long before the hapless Mrs Nugent is confronted by Francie Brady’s skill with a butcher’s knife. The darkness was too much for them, the author’s vision too painful. So the remarkably intimate and unguarded portrait of the author and his family in (RTE 1) was something of a surprise." , "b" : "Arts Lives"}...

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