Fat Lad by Glenn Patterson

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When Drew Linden’s new job brings him back to his native Belfast, he is determined to remain distant from everything that once tied him there, including his friends and family.

But as three generations of family history unfold, it becomes clear that the past Drew has been running from is the very thing he needs to face. And that his sense of self is rooted forever in the troubled city of his birth.

‘told with grace, with warmth and ineffable lightness by a writer in full love and knowledge of his city’

Robert McLiam Wilson

‘humane, wise, funny, absolutely contemporary’


‘unmistakably authentic’


‘A triumph. Maybe the finest novel written out of Ulster in twenty-five years.’

Scotland on Sunday


About Glenn Patterson

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Glenn Patterson is the author of three previous novels, "Burning Your Own" (1988), "Fat" "Lad "(1992), and "Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain" (1995).
Published April 7, 2008 by Blackstaff Press. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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