'Cunningham’s story is a compelling modern satire that presents the Celtic Tiger disaster as a garish fairy tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes with flashier characters, acrobatic sex and an epic villain.' - The Irish Times
Trade Paperback |300pp | ISBN 978-1-84840-071-9 | Release Date: 01-06-2010
Ireland 2006. No one can speak of anything but the price of property. Developers gorge on massive loans as bankers, egged on by politicians, trample over each other to lend more and more. But at the heart of this unholy multi-billion-euro alliance is a hideous truth: the whole facade is built on sand. For the bankers, the developers and the politicians, time is suddenly running out. Two men face each other over this dark divide: Albert Barr,a high-living, debt-laden developer; and Lee Carew, a struggling journalist who may have stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. here, with devastating accuracy and savage humour, is the story of the final year of the Celtic Tiger.