Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Glorious Heresies

Salvific. The debut novel titled, The Glorious Heresies, by Lisa McInerney, packs a wallop. Set in Ireland after the financial meltdown, she presents the dark lives of troubled characters sorely in need of redemption. The ways in which characters use each other while rationalizing that they do what they do for those others, can define dysfunction. The feelings of remorse and guilt are often misplaced, whether about drugs, sex or violence, all of which are on frequent display. The motif of flames burning out the abuses of the past is offered with skill and precision, arising at just the right point in the narrative. Salvation for the main characters comes from unlikely places, and the bonds of family are strained from the beginning of the novel to the end. Readers who enjoy superb writing are those most likely to enjoy this unusual, quirky, and finely written novel. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Glorious Heresies from

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