by Helen Walsh
Nineteen-year-old Millie O'Reilly is clever, spiky and adored by men yet utterly forlorn.
Increasingly disillusioned, she seeks an escape in the underbelly of Liverpool...Shockingly candid and brutally poetic, Helen Walsh has created a portrait of a city and a generation that offers a female perspective on the harsh truth of growing up in today's Britain.
Brass is an unsettling but ultimately compassionate account of the possibilities of identity and the desirability of love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841955681
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Review by cliffagogo
Erotic, pulsing, confident debut set in urban Liverpool. Millie is an over-sexed student who’s best mate Jamie is about to marry a girl that Millie hates. Set against a nightlife of drugs and booze, Walsh’s novel proves to be less alienating than Irvine Welsh’s TRAINSPOTTING, but just as brutal. Shocking scenes give way to surprising sentimentality.