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All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang Bang
All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang Bang

All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang Bang


278 Pages, 5 x 8

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9781908754202

Rights: US & CA

Freight Books (May 2014)

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A blackly comic tale of two 11-year-old psychopaths who go on a murderous rampage in their small Northern Irish townPearse Furlong and May-Belle Mulholland are two normal 11-year-olds meeting one summer in small town Antrim, Northern Ireland, in the early 1980s. They have little in common except a shared experience of violent, abusive parents. They form an unlikely alliance, and as their games and shared fantasies spin out of control, their friendship becomes something much darker, with theft, arson, sickening brutality, and eventually murder all lying ahead. A veteran of 20 years of reporting on children who kill, as well as many of the biggest stories during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, award-winning journalist Neil Mackay has created a shocking, pitch black debut novel. Through blackly comic and often visceral prose, he not only demonstrates his deep understanding for his subject but also an extraordinary empathy for children damaged by society’s neglect. In Pearce and May-Belle he has created an unforgettable folie à deux and a coruscating satire on the brutality that many prefer to ignore.

Author Biography

Neil Mackay is a multi-award-winning investigative journalist, newspaper executive, non-fiction author, radio broadcaster, filmmaker, and playwright. He was a launch editor of the Sunday Herald newspaper, and has written for the Observer, Scotland on Sunday, Ireland's Sunday Tribune, the Age, and most newspapers in Northern Ireland. His last film, an investigation into the rise of the far right in Europe and America, was nominated for a BAFTA. He is the author of The War on Truth.