The Rules of Revelation by Lisa McInerney
Ireland's having an identity crisis, rent's through the roof, and Cork is producing a profligate number of poets. A band called Lord Urchin bursts onto the scene, and four lives are turned inside-out. The third novel in Lisa McInerney's acclaimed 'unholy trinity' series is a novel about art and its relationship to class and transgression, about trauma, gender, obsession and love. And about great nationalists, bad mothers, and a debut album that might drive the whole of Ireland mad.