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The Runners

The Runners

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By Fiachra Sheridan

Fiachra Sheridan's The Runners follows the adventures of Bobby and his best friend Jay, two lively 13-year-olds growing up in inner-city Dublin in the 1980s.

A-format, paperback | 96pp | ISBN: 978-1-84840-038-2 | Release Date: May 2009

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Fiachra Sheridan's The Runners follows the adventures of Bobby and his best friend Jay, two lively 13-year-olds growing up in inner-city Dublin in the 1980s. Sheridan skilfully explores the intensity of adolescent friendships, and the natural hunger for new experience. The fragility of innocence is also revealed, as the two friends inadvertently become embroiled in an adult world that is beyond their control.

Praise

Praise for The Runners: ‘an intimate account of inner-city life ... [from] a writer with a bright future ahead of him.
— The Sunday Business Post
This is a self-assured début. Fiachra Sheridan, son of writer and theatre director Peter, possesses instinctively the ability to present well-drawn characters and manage a well-paced plot. The result is that the intimacies of place and people emerge gradually so that the reader might care for both by the novel’s devastating end.
— The Irish Times