Cartoon City by Ferdia Mac Anna
ISBN: 978-1-9999075-7-0 / 278pp
For a classic urban sass novel, cult hit Cartoon City by Ferdia Mac Anna is hard to beat, with its wild cast of misfits, rebels and Dublin denizens.
Anti-hero Myles seeks an out from his journo work. When he falls for the redoubtable Mia, however, he is drawn into the heart of Dublin’s underworld with some alarming – and hilarious – consequences.
First published in 2000 by Headline Books, in his forward to this special 20thAnniversary Edition, Thomas O’Grady, Director of Irish Studies at the University of Massachusetts, notes, “Cartoon Cityhas all the ingredients of a classic ‘urban noir’ narrative … Two decades after its first publication, it continues to resonate.“
Ferdia Mac Anna’s career has brought him from comic writing to memoir, literary fiction and film direction. This is his third novel, originally published by Headline in 2000. It romps through a comic tale of crime, passion and surreal humour at breakneck pace. With an eye for characterisation and a flair for Dublinese, it pogos along like Flann O’Brien with rock’n’roll.
The second edition of Cartoon City is out now from 451 Editions – you can get it from any bookshop by ordering it at the counter. You can also buy Kindle and eBook formats online. Happy 20th Anniversary, Ferdia!