The Wild Laughter


About The Book

It's 2008, and the Celtic Tiger has left devastation in its wake. For Hart and Cormac Doharty life continues as normal – at least at first. But when their father falls ill, the boys face a devastating choice. Their family, and their community, are in crisis, and there's nothing more dangerous than two men with nothing to lose.

This bold, razor-sharp take on the consequences of one life-changing decision fizzes with the voice of rural Ireland. By turns outrageous, hilarious and dark, this is an unmissable snapshot of a family, and a nation, that finds itself suddenly unmoored. The Wild Laughter cements Caoilinn Hughes's position as one of Ireland's most audacious and talented young writers.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (May 7, 2020)
  • Length: 225 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786077820

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'Caoilinn Hughes is a massive talent.'

– Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of All the Light We Cannot See

'Caoilinn Hughes is a writer of immense ability and vitality – she's a true natural, with the talent to match her ambition.'

– Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier

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