John Kelly


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From Out Of The City

John Kelly’s novel is inventive and intense and — more to the reader’s point — it’s luxuriously involving.

Richard Ford

From Out of the City is intricate, outrageous, sophisticated, funny and wonderfully entertaining: what more could a reader ask?

John Banville

Wild and fresh and invigoratingly demented — this is a fiercely funny novel that will bring to mind the glorious excesses of writers like J. P. Donleavy, John Kennedy Toole and Thomas Pynchon.

Kevin Barry

A big rip-roar of a novel: deeply nuanced, authentic, madcap, and very, very funny indeed. From Out of the City subverts itself and diverts us at the very same time: a wonderful new Irish novel.

Colum McCann