At the time of his kidnapping, John was a successful film critic, with his own late night TV slot and something of a cult following. Crazed fans were an occupational hazard. One night, during a break in the show, John stepped outside to have a smoke, but it was a week before he was found. Acclaimed Irish writer Blanaid McKinney's first novel covers the care and maintenance of bonsai trees, the sex life of pandas, Second World War fighter planes, the singing career of Antony Perkins, and much more. It's a blazing brilliant urban love story, with robbery and torture thrown in.
Praise for this book
"The Ledge is a terrific novel. The writing is brilliant, the characters are terrific, the plot comes staggering out of that corner where malice, hilarity and sentiment meet and have it out." - Roddy Doyle
Used availability for Blanaid McKinney's The Ledge
March 2002 : UK Hardback
February 2003 : UK Paperback