City of Bohane: A Novel

City of Bohane: A Novel Kevin Barry

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2053, the post-apocalyptic West Ireland. Logan Hartnett, the charismatic leader of the Hartnett Fancy gang, has ruled the city of Bohane for many a year, and doesn’t intend to let go of power anytime soon. There are challenges though: his long-time rival returns to the city after long exile, a competing gang from the destitute Rises in the north begins to beat war drums, and his own subordinates have started to scheme. Will he manage to retain his power, or at the least to keep his head on his shoulders? And does the city of Bohane, enamoured with the lost time and divided between several clans, have a future?


Additional information

Product code: 00208

ISBN: 978-617-664-128-5

Publish year: 2019

Genre: Fiction literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Size: 20×13 см


10 Books of February

By Anastasija Herasymova


According to the plot, we have a post-apocalyptic reality where there are no cars, and people, like in times gone by, listen to radio, and gangs fight with knives. The secret ruler of the city, the Albino, aka the Long Fella, aka Logan Hartnett, falls from power. To save it and calm in the Bohane, he applies a series of intrigues.

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An Irish Novel about a Town of the Future Governed by Hipsters: a Review of City of Bohane

By Yulia Dutka


The first experience is not always successful, but the book that discovered the phenomenon of Irish novel for me was so magnificent that to write about it adequately, without interspersing the text with the exclamations “You cannot imagine how cool it is!”, or “Drop everything and read City of Bohane”, would be difficult.

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14 Books that Expose Society’s Flaws

By Yulia Dutka


Ireland will survive the apocalypse and be reborn. In 2053, it will return to correspondence and news-papers, and the main transport will be trams (they will determine the prestige of districts). The city of Bohane on the banks of the river of the same name is ruled by hipsters — a great taste for clothing and no taboos in cruelty.

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“The City of Bohane”. Nostalgia for the Past

By Roman Zarichnyi


Kevin Barry is a well-known contemporary Irish writer who has many stories in his creative portfolio. In fact, he is identified as a good writer in short prose. But he also wrote several novels, one of which, thanks to the Astrolabe Publishing, we are able to read in Ukrainian. This novel has won several rewards and has been recognized as one of the best to come out of the hands of Irish writers in recent years.

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Mad Max, Beautiful Girls and Ronaldo: 5 Fascinating Books

By Ihor Bondar-Tereshchenko


This novel will undoubtedly captivate our reader and, above all, fans of action-packed psychological reading. According to critics, the story and charismatic characters are reminiscent of “Mad Max” and “The Gangs of New York”, as well as the ballads of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, but the atmosphere is similar to that of Sergio Leone and Tarantino.

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April Bookshelf: What’s Interesting to Read of Latest Offers

By Anna Majsel


April is the second month of the most romantic season. In the spring, the soul blossoms and fills with new colours. Therefore, this period is the most fruitful for creativity and self-development. Agree, there is nothing like books, that allow everyone to plunge into the incredible world of imagination, to improve us.

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Isaacson and Peterson: Top 5 Books to Read in April

By Mykhailo Kurdiukov


Each month, the RIA/20minutes editorial office together with the bookstore “Je” consultant Oleh Penishkevych select five books that they believe are worth reading. …The contents of the books in this collection have nothing to do with each other. They are all different, and, for example, we cannot in any way bind the biography of the eminent Benjamin Franklin to the production of amber in the west of our country. The long grubbing in reasons for living of common man is not intertwined with the realities in which Irish gangs will live in the future.

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New Thrillers: 7 Action-Packed Puzzles

Cold shivers are a great way to neutralize summer heat. For thriller lovers, Ukrainian publishers are happy to offer fresh books with different “tinges”: psychological, mystical, criminal ones. For example, Kevin Barry's “The City of Bohane” (the Astrolabe Publishing) is a post-apocalyptic thriller about a gang war in Western Ireland in 2053.

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Post-Apocalypse, The White House, and the Life of Messi — 5 Books That Worth Translation

By Ihor Bondar-Tereshchenko


All the books in this review are striking with two professional qualities. The first is the promptness of publishers who watch the release of international bestsellers. Secondly, the quality of translations, which makes unknown, scandalous or kept-quiet topics more accessible and understandable for the Ukrainian reader.

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By Oksana Drubko


Kevin Barry, “The City of Bohane”. I picked up the book to take a break from the bloody Middle Ages by Sapkowski and fell into no less bloody showdowns of post-apocalyptic Ireland. The near future has experienced an unnamed catastrophe that changed the world.

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“The City of Bohane”: When You Feel the Book

By Iryna Zinchenko


The abstract hints that a pile of banditry on the remains of the post-apocalyptic world will be waiting for you; that the whole conflict was reduced to a gang war; that the answer to the question “Who conquered and gained power over the city of Bohane?” will be the upshot. The abstract is misleading. However, would you buy a book if you were told that this story is not about actions but about moods?

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