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The Glorious Heresies

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book
desmond elliott prize Best Book
Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016.

Winner of the Desmond Elliot Prize 2016.

Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016.

Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year.

He was definitely dead, whoever he was. He wore a once-black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms. The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted, but it had been foxy before that.

A tall man, a skinny rake, another string of piss, now departed. She hadn't gotten a look at his face before she flaked him with the Holy Stone, and she couldn't bring herself to turn him over.

One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland's postcrash society. Ryan is a 15-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose obsession with his unhinged next-door neighbour threatens to ruin him and his family. Georgie is a prostitute whose willingness to feign a religious conversion has dangerous repercussions while Maureen, the accidental murderer, has returned to Cork after 40 years in exile to discover that Jimmy, the son she was forced to give up years before, has grown into the most fearsome gangster in the city.

In seeking atonement for the murder and a multitude of other perceived sins, Maureen threatens to destroy everything her son has worked so hard for while her actions risk bringing the intertwined lives of the Irish underworld into the spotlight....

Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland's 20th-century attitudes towards sex and family.

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
ISBN: 0-8041-8906-4 / 978-0-8041-8906-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
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1600 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
ISBN: 1-4447-9885-5 / 978-1-4447-9885-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
ISBN: 0-8041-8907-2 / 978-0-8041-8907-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Desmond Elliot Prize 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
ISBN: 1-4447-9888-X / 978-1-4447-9888-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
ISBN: 1-4447-9886-3 / 978-1-4447-9886-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   


May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
Availability: Amazon   


April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Author(s): Lisa McInerney
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK