No Bones

No Bones

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Baker & Taylor
A novel that chronicles the life and times of Amelia, a young woman growing up in a crazy family amid the violence and devastation of Belfast during the Troubles.

Norton Pub
A shattering and blackly funny debut in the tradition of Roddy Doyle, No Bones follows a young woman growing up in a Belfast beset by the Troubles.
This is a book about feelings, family, sex, and Ireland—but don't tell Amelia that. She's the one growing up in the mad family, in the mad society, who doesn't want to know what's going on. But things are going on: eight-year-olds collecting very peculiar treasure; babies who might be, or might not be, bombs; schoolgirls bringing guns into schoolyards; and, of course, lots of food and bad, bad sex.If Amelia is to live she needs to change. Can she, though, in a place where people don't know how to look after themselves, and so wouldn't know how to look after one another?

Baker
& Taylor

A darkly humorous, poignant debut novel chronicles the life and times of Amelia, a young woman growing up in a crazy family amid the violence and devastation of a Belfast during the Troubles. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393323030
039332303X
Branch Call Number: FICTION BURNS...A

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Apr 27, 2013

Amelia, born in the early 1960s, grows up in Catholic Belfast during The Troubles. The violence and madness of the society makes people isolated, unable to care for each other, and also mad. It is not a straightforward narrative, but linked chapters with the same characters over time. Some parts of the story are better done than others.

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