John Palmer had never ventured far from the narrow-minded small town near Dublin where he was born and the cracks in his psyche are beginning to show despite his material success. But it is when John's childhood tormentor, Red, returns with a desire to rekindle a relationship with John's wife, that he decides to take control with a comprehensive, meticulous act of revenge that no one could forsee or ever forget.
Sean Hughes, a native of Dublin, is the bestselling author of SEAN'S BOOK, THE GREY AREA, and the novel THE DETAINEES. After becoming the youngest winner of the Perrier Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival, he has gone on to perform critically acclaimed television series for Channel 4 and BBC2. He presently lives in London with a cat, dog and loud music.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 7, 1998)
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