The Ballad of Mo & G

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  • "Dark, often disturbing and utterly absorbing. In The Ballad of Mo & G, Billy Keane has entered a tough world and handled it with great skill and humanity. It is also a love story for our time." —Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • "This is a book to savour." —Irish Echo

Meet The Author

Billy Keane is a columnist with the Irish Independent and a TV broadcaster. The son of John B. Keane, he runs the world-famous John B. Keane’s pub in Listowel in his native County Kerry. His previous books include the novel The Last of the Heroes and Rucks, Mauls and Gaelic Football, which he co-wrote with Moss Keane.

“Even though I wished it was me she was married to, I was still hoping Mo would be happy ever after with Dermo Olsen. That was until the violence started. I loved her that much. Can you believe that?”

Welcome to an unnamed town in the southwest of Ireland, where Mo and G have what could loosely be described as a dysfunctional relationship. Between the sex, beatings, and pining after Mo, there’s barely time for G to worry about his arch-enemies, the Olsens – or their Dobermans.

G is plagued by nightmares, and sometimes tries to do the right thing. Very occasionally, he succeeds. In The Ballad of Mo & G, Billy Keane tackles lives lived on the edge with a sharp yet compassionate eye, and a biting black humour. An assured report from Ireland’s dark, post-boom underbelly by a supremely talented storyteller.

Weight 0.318 kg