Alan McMonagle

Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book nominee (2017) : Ithaca

Alan McMonagle recommends
Dance Prone (2020)
David Coventry
"His book is many things. A giddy rush of indie excess, punk mayhem, outsider art, blurred memory, lapsed existence and sudden grace. A mind-bending trip that plays out in that liminal space between innocence and insanity; drift and purpose; rational and rogue; anarchy and calm; between what was lost and what may endure. Cut with a cast of characters sawn through the bone, language that giddies-up the heart, and always, always, alive with a throbbing pulse that insists you read on. Lyrical. Violent. Elegiac. Epic. I adore David Coventry's writing and Dance Prone is a magnificent novel."
The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually (2020)
Helen Cullen
"A beautifully observed saga of abandoned dreams, loss and self-discovery. A fabulous creation."

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