Patrick McCabe combines a poignant rite-of-passage tale with a vivid commentary on the human cost of the political turmoil of Ireland in the 1970s.

Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick ‘Pussy’ Braden, an endearing but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit, charm and a sweet refusal to let anyone or anything change who he is.

The Booker Prize 1998
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Patrick McCabe

Patrick McCabe

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Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. Two of his novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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