by Declan Burke
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Limited Signed Edition. 100 copies Printed in Hardcover
Hollywood, 1923. Having ascended into the pantheon of America’s Most Wanted by dispatching his mortal foes to the holding pens where Cecil B. DeMille keeps his expendable extras, Irish bootlegger Rusty McGrew goes on the lam with the shimmering goddess Vanessa Hopgood, her enraptured swain Sir Archibald l’Estrange-B’stard, and Edward ‘Bugs’ Dooley, the hapless motion picture playwright who has stepped through the looking-glass into his very own Jazz Age adaptation of The Pilgrim’s Progress.
Delighting in rapid-fire dialogue, subversive genre-bending and metafictional digressions, The Lammisters is a comic novel that will likely be declared a wholly original comedy classic by anyone who has yet to read Flann O’Brien, Jane Austen, PG Wodehouse or Laurence Sterne.
Set in 1920s Hollywood, THE LAMMISTERS is a sharp-witted comedy following Irish bootlegger Rusty McGrew and a crew of accidental co-conspirators as they are forced to go on the run from the LA Police Department.
Fast-paced and playful, THE LAMMISTERS is a timely, subversive and entertaining read.
“This bourbon-smooth riot of Jazz Age excess, high satire and Wodehouse flamboyance is a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.” – Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019
“This rapid-fire novel deserves a place on any bookshelf that grants asylum to PG Wodehouse, Flann O’Brien or Kyril Bonfiglioli.” – Eoin Colfer, Guardian Best Books of the Year 2019
“The funniest book of the year.” – Sunday Independent
“A triumph of absurdity, which burlesques the literary canon … very clever indeed.” – Laura Wilson, The Guardian
“A mega-meta smorgasbord of inventive language … linguistic verve not just on every page but on every line.” – Irish Times
|Dimensions||24 × 16 × 3 cm|