LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL is the story of two friends who ordinarily would remain uncelebrated. They change the world differently to the rest of us: we try and change it by effort and force; they change it by discovering the small things they can do well and offering them to others.
A post-postmodern crime novel set on the clean streets of Dublin's leafiest suburb, SLOOT has at its heart an accidental detective who'd rather write his own Celtic-screwball-noir than solve the crime and a narrator who loses the plot, literally.
Lady Gibson shot Mussolini in 1926 & was sent to a mental hospital. Lucia Joyce, daughter of James was a fellow inmate. It is a novel inspired by some of the most interesting women in the history of psychiatry whose identities were shaped by the rhetoric's of men, giving voice to individuals whose screams and whispers can no longer be heard.
Panenka has spent 25 years living with his disastrous mistakes and begins to rebuild an improvised family life with his estranged daughter and her seven year old son. Faced with losing everything, he meets Esther, and together, they find resonance in each other's experiences and learn new ways to let love into their broken lives.
Sally's son Dan has come back home from college, He wants to live rent free and perform his arts. Sally has taken a career break from teaching, she just needs a rest. Her husband is an ambitious politician and needs a tranquil unexceptional home life but Sally has had enough and does something outrageous.
Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have the ability to change the world, not by effort or force, but through their appreciation of all that is special and overlooked in life