The Resource Last night on Earth, Kevin Maher

Last night on Earth, Kevin Maher

Label
Last night on Earth
Title
Last night on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Maher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jay is a 30-year-old Irish transplant from the wilds of Roscommon who adores his small daughter, Bonnie, but whose traumatic birth leads to the dissolution of his marriage with Anglo-American TV producer Shauna. Jay, however, has previously endured a shock bust-up with his own mother and has not returned home to Ireland because of this, since fleeing the country a decade before. Years of hard graft on London building sites followed and the dizzying drug-laced whirl of a nascent career in mid-90s television, where he met Shauna. Resolved to move forward, Jay finds himself a flat-share with two eccentric Kenyan businessmen, snags a prestige building job (through 'Dublin Darren', an old laboring contact) working on the new tube station for the Millennium Dome, and is utterly rigid in his commitment to Bonnie time. Indeed, things might have even begun to look up were it not for the arrival, in the early hours of Easter Monday 1999, of an old 'friend' from home. 'The Clappers' is six foot tall, four foot wide, built like several Guinness barrels strapped together, and is all, all woman. She means well, and she means to make everything right for Jay. But inevitably, she makes it wrong. And cue a helter-skelter dash to Ireland, some brutal revelations on behalf of Jay's mother, and an inevitable return to London for a midnight epiphany in the shadow of Tony Blair, The Queen, and Auld Lang Syne
Cataloging source
AU@
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
general
Last night on Earth, Kevin Maher
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Last night on Earth, Kevin Maher
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jay adores his small daughter, Bonnie, and nothing matters more to him than being a good father. But Bonnie's traumatic birth puts an unbearable strain on his marriage with Shauna and the couple eventually separate. Struggling to cope with the separation from three-year-old Bonnie, Jay thinks constantly of his own mother who he hasn't seen since he fled Ireland a decade before. Resolved to move forward, Jay finds himself a flat-share with two eccentric Kenyan businessmen, snags a role working on a documentary about the Millennium Dome (through 'Dublin Darren', an old laboring contact), and is utterly rigid in his commitment to Bonnie time. Indeed, things might have even begun to look up were it not for the arrival of an old 'friend' from home. 'The Clappers' is six foot tall, four foot wide, built like several Guinness barrels strapped together, and is all, all woman. She means well, and she means to make everything right for Jay. But inevitably, she makes it wrong. A helter-skelter dash to Ireland results in some brutal revelations on behalf of Jay's mother, and an inevitable return to London culminates in a midnight epiphany in the shadow of Tony Blair, The Queen, and Auld Lang Syne. Can Jay be a good father to Bonnie? Or is it too late?
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24 cm.
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Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781408705087
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3252453
  • (OCoLC)906985945

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