Juno Loves Legs
The heartstopping story of a once-in-a-life friendship, for fans of Shuggie Bain, My Brilliant Friend and Just Kids
‘Juno Loves Legs broke my heart. I never wanted it to end’ DOUGLAS STUART, bestselling author of Shuggie Bain and Young Mungo
Juno loves Legs. She’s loved him since their first encounter at school in Dublin, where she fought the playground bullies for him. He feels brave with her, she feels safe with him, and together they feel invincible, even if the world has other ideas.
The two find their way from the backstreets and city’s pubs to its underground parties and squats, where, on the verge of adulthood, they find a breathing space to begin their real lives. Only Legs’s might be taking him somewhere Juno can’t follow.
Set during the political and social unrest of the 1980s, as families struggled to survive and their children struggled to be free, this beautiful, vivid novel of childhood friendship is about being young, being hurt, being seen and, most of all, being loved.
‘A heartbreaker, and absolutely unforgettable’ DONAL RYAN, bestselling author of The Queen of Dirt Island
‘This will break your heart in the very best way and leave you laughing in spite of yourself. A backstreet epic. I literally couldn’t put it down’ JAN CARSON, bestselling author of The Raptures
Karl Geary is such a beautiful writer. Juno Loves Legs is completely authentic and harrowing and brilliantly observed . . . a heartbreaker, and absolutely unforgettable. * Donal Ryan, author of THE QUEEN OF DIRT ISLAND * An unforgettable portrait of two young misfits bound together by hard Dublin childhoods. The characters are so real, so desperate to be loved, that the reader will want to reach through the pages and hold them. -- Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of SHUGGIE BAIN and YOUNG MUNGO Juno and Legs will break your heart in the very best way and leave you laughing in spite of yourself. It's a perfectly drawn portrait of lives lived boldly on the edge of disaster. A backstreet epic. I literally couldn't put it down -- Jan Carson, author of THE RAPTURES Juno Loves Legs will haunt you long after you have read it. In gorgeous, effortless prose, Karl Geary bears witness to those who, like his protagonists, are invisible and voiceless. By boldly confronting the darkness, this novel finds the light -- Gabriel Byrne, author of WALKING WITH GHOSTS A tender, wrenching portrait of two young outsiders searching for sanctuary in the bruised hearts of one another . . . defiantly illuminated by the humor and humanity of its unforgettable protagonist. You will ache for Juno -- Dan Sheehan, author of RESTLESS SOULS
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