Boulevard Wren and Other Stories is the stunning follow-up to the bestselling Gospel According to Blindboy, and a warped mirror held up to the Irish psyche.
Provocative and unsettling, the stories rove through the centuries, from the barren fields of Famine-struck Meath to the chaotic landscape of the near future, where social media has colonised the deepest recesses of the human subconscious. This is a world populated by characters lost and at odds with the demands of contemporary life, for whom the line separating redemption and madness has grown impossibly fine.
Razor-sharp social satire, it is an era-defining work from one of Ireland’s most anarchic satirists and a quietly devastating portrait of a society in disarray.
‘Mad, wild, hysterical.’ Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier
Comedian, musician, satirist, performance artist, writer, activist, podcaster and polymath, Blindboy Boatclub is one half of the Rubberbandits and one of Ireland’s foremost artistic voices. His literary debut, The Gospel According to Blindboy (2017), was a bestseller, and his weekly podcast reaches over 1,000,000 listeners monthly. In addition, the pilot of his forthcoming BBC docu-comedy series was long-listed for a BAFTA.