Author(s): Kevin Barry
Beatlebone is a wild quest tale, following John Lennon's trip to Ireland in 1978. Fleeing the demands of public life, and a third request to appear on The Muppet Show, Lennon heads to the west coast of Ireland in search of answers to life's most pressing questions. Lennon becomes a modern Don Quixote in this bold, lyrical, mordant, funny and incredibly rewarding novel.
The second novel from the IMPAC-winning and Costa-shortlisted Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry is the author of the novel City of Bohane and two short story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize in 2012. For City of Bohane he was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Award, and won the Author's Club First Novel Prize, The European Prize for Literature and the IMPAC Prize.