May 2018’s choice is…

Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson

Eureka Street is a story of Belfast in the six months just before and after the latest ceasefires. It is the story of Chuckie Lurgan, fat, Protestant and poor, who suddenly becomes wealthy by various legal but immoral means; and of Jake Jackson, Catholic, reformed tough guy, who has been abandoned by his English girlfriend and is looking for love. Meanwhile the strange letters ‘OTG’ start appearing on walls and paving stones throughout the city.