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Author: Lisa McInerney Narrator: Shelley Atkinson Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9780451486585
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From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society.                    When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization.             Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. — New York Time's Book Review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Glorious Heresies heralds the arrival of a glorious, foul-mouthed, fizzing new talent.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “A big, brassy, sexy beast of a book.”

    Irish Times

  • “Tough and tender, gothic and lyrical, it is a head-spinning, stomach-churning state-of-the-nation novel about a nation falling apart.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “Narrator Shelley Atkinson’s lively delivery is just what’s called for…Atkinson doesn’t miss a moment of McInerny’s irony and dark humor. She handles drug dealers, junkies, and priests with all their individual quirks in place. She’s particularly effective as Maureen condemns the clergy while making a not-so-remorseful confession. Serious and funny, naturalistic and lyrical, McInerney’s novel uncovers many facets of today’s Ireland, from criminals to crazies to clergy, and Atkinson makes it all fun listening.”


  • Winner of the 2016 Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction
  • Longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize

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About the Author

Lisa McIerney is an author whose novel, The Glorious Heresies was awarded the the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.Lisa lives in Galway with a husband, a daughter, and a dog called Angua.

About the Narrator

Shelley Atkinson is originally from Co. Tipperary. She has been based in the UK since graduating from Arts Educational London Schools in 1997. She has worked in all areas of the business, predominantly in theatre, in both lead and character roles.