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Fiction: The Blood Miracles, By Lisa McInerney, John Murray, €14.95

16th April, 2017
Lisa McInerney has written a fine sequel to her break-out hit The Glorious Heresies Pic: Fergal Phillips

It’s grim down south. So Lisa McInerney is here to tell us, in the sequel to her award-winning 2015 debut novel The Glorious Heresies. The Blood Miracles continues the story of Ryan Cusack, a “mid-ladder dealer” in Cork, “a city run by the dangerous” – by “villains” who are “sometimes cloaked in virtue”. The glory days are over: “The scene choked on its vomit well before he was legal.” At night, the city is full...

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