New Authors    New Books    Coming Soon    Most Popular    Top Authors    
Robert McLiam Wilson was born in Belfast in 1964 and that is all the biographical information the flyleaf offers. But what it really means to be a Belfast boy, both in the sixties and now, is vividly captured within its pages.

Eureka Street is set in the troubled city during the fragile cease-fires of the late 1990s. It's the story of Chuckie Lurgan, a poor, fat, Protestant boy whose life lurches from monotony into a fairy tale after his 30th birthday. Love suddenly comes in the shape of Max, an American girl whose diplomat father was killed within minutes of setting foot on Belfast soil; and money comes in the guise of a Government business loan. Good fortune almost comes via the scams of ready-to-wear Balaklava shops and leprechaun walking sticks, a running joke taken seriously by the rest of the world. Chuckie is Belfast--a mismatched dream; a battle to make something from nothing; a charmer with feet of clay.

Jake Jackson is his opposite--hard, Catholic and looking for the love that Chuckie seems to attract without trying. A realist among the bombs and roadblocks, Jake still has a poet's voice, passionate about his city- -"the air is full of regret and desire. You should stand some night on Cable Street, letting the little wind pluck your flesh ... the city will stick to your fingers like Sellotape."

This is a blissful bruiser of a book, with humour and affection drawing the painfully acute portraits together. "Chuckie's mother was a big woman, built historical, like a ship or a city . since he had been 14 years old, he had lived in quiet dread of his mother making her mark." Addictive, triumphant, sharp, sad and witty--it's no wonder that the BBC snapped this up for a series. --Elizabeth McGregor

 
Used availability for Robert McLiam Wilson's Eureka Street


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 
 

Hardback Editions

September 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
Author(s): Robert Mclaim Wilson
ISBN: 1559703962 / 9781559703963 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 0436202840 / 9780436202841 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 1628724374 / 9781628724370 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 2009 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Eureka street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 8881128969 / 9788881128969
Publisher: Fazi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 0099284456 / 9780099284451 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 1999 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 888112095X / 9788881120956
Publisher: Fazi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

March 1999 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 2264027754 / 9782264027757
Publisher: 10/18
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

February 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 0345427130 / 9780345427137 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 1999 : Paperback
Title: Eureka street
Author(s): Robert Mcliam Wilson
ISBN: 9100569429 / 9789100569426
Publisher: Albert Bonniers
Availability: Amazon   

June 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 0749396725 / 9780749396725 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

August 1997 : Paperback
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson
ISBN: 2267014254 / 9782267014259
Publisher: Christian Bourgois editeur
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Eureka Street
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson

Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Availability: Amazon   

October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Eureka Street (Tascabili) (Italian Edition)
Author(s): Robert McLiam Wilson

Publisher: Fazi Editore
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


Search for    

© 2014 Fantastic Fiction
Questions? Comments? Corrections? Please email webmaster@fantasticfiction.co.uk