AUTHOR and journalist DARRAGH McManus (originally from Emly) has published Even Flow, a critically-acclaimed crime thriller (Roundfire).
Even Flow is na action-packed, cinematic, funny and provocative novel.
In New York City a man hangs upside-down outside a skyscraper.
He is being punished by three strange vigilantes – and he’s just the first. The 3W Gang are regular guys, into movies, beer, reading, hanging out and waging violent war on society. They believe it needs balance - ‘enforced karma’ - through selective, brutal punishment of misogynists and homophobes.
Wilde, Waters, and Whitman are inspired by revolutionaries and feminists, art and irony. They’re the grunge vibe made flesh and made angry: cool, witty, sexy and dangerous. Hunting them is a gay detective, determined to see justice done but getting more morally ambivalent as he’s drawn into their world.
Even Flow is a fable wrapped inside a thriller. It’s Germaine Greer crossed with Kurt Cobain crossed with Dirty Harry. Yes, it’s time for an Even Flow.
A dynamic layout marks out Even Flow as a departure from the norm with graphic inserts, mock-up newspapers clippings and email correspondence adding to the reading experience.
Ani Johnson (thebookbag.co.uk) has described Even Flow as “a pacey, jaw-breaking, door-busting thriller that packs as big a question as it does a punch: where do we draw the line between righteous retribution and criminal behaviour?”
Darragh McManus is a journalist of national renown having previously edited the GAA magazine High Ball and in 2007 published GAA Confidential.
Following in the wake of Even Flow Darragh McManus will publish The Polka Dot Girl in January 2013.
Even Flow is published by Roundfire (ISBN: 978-1780991313) and is available to buy online and from all good book stores.
See darraghmcmanus.com for more.