Niall Griffiths Wreckage

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Wreckage

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Everything goes wrong from the start. The money's been stolen from the remote North Wales post office, but Darren's been over-enthusiastic with the lump hammer. The elderly sub-postmistress lies in a coma. When he and Alastair get back to Liverpool and try and spend the cash on a consignment of pure cocaine - and in doing so get involved with some seriously dangerous criminals - things really get out of hand, and stay that way until the story finally crashes to its grisly conclusion. Epic in its scope and its cast of characters, ambitious in linguistic and narrative range, Wreckage is Niall Griffiths' most confident, audacious novel yet. An examination of violence and the humanity it destroys, this is a book of furious pace and pacific calm that allows the reader to see both sympathy and terror in a world where everything that can possibly go wrong, does.

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Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool but now lives in Wales. His previous novels are Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor and Stump.

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In this follow-up to his 2005 novel Stump, Griffiths again offers a vision of Liverpool and its inhabitants, doing for the city what Joyce did for Dublin, albeit more violently. Darren and Alastair, two Liverpudlian thugs, rob a post office in a small village in Wales. Darren bludgeons the old lady postmaster within an inch of her life while Alastair weakly protests, and the pair makes off with four thousand pounds in cash. Greedy and fed up with his psychopathic partner, Alastair conscripts two younger thugs to help him steal the four thousand pounds from Darren. Of course, they take all the money for themselves, leaving both Darren and Alastair unconscious and bleeding on the wet sidewalk. When they come to, they're broke, in deep trouble with mob boss Tommy, and responsible for a crime that has drawn the attention and disgust of the entire U.K. The story is told in rotating narratives that offer the voices (in varying degrees of dialect) of nearly every character that crosses paths with Darren and Alastair, including their victims, a whore, a drunk and a pompous poet. Though the plot turns on drugs and violence, Griffith's lyrical and funny prose inoculates him against any charge that he's merely following the path that Trainspotting cut for British novelists who don't write about London.
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