Dublin, Ireland, Irish writing, short stories

Scandalous Narratives of Contemporary Ireland

Back to the Gaff is the first book to be published by Roadside Fiction. Written by new author John P Brady, it describes the excessive and outrageous nature of Irish night life. Meet an array of eccentric individuals who populate the bars of Dublin, living lives of decadence and abandon. Their frolics inevitably lead to a trip ‘back to the gaff,’ which in Dublin-speak means gravitating towards someone’s place of residence where the depravity continues.

Many of the characters are figures who prop up some of the city centre bars and inhabit a parallel universe in which they never have a normal night out. The mundane is their enemy which they strike out against at every opportunity, escaping into a world of vice, where sex is casual and drugs are ubiquitous.

Praise for Back to the Gaff:

‘Keen, witty observations of ordinary people. John P Brady has a funny twist on life’
Sam North – Editor, Hackwriters Magazine

‘…like a young Jack Kerouac…’
Alice Walsh – Former editor, The Bohemyth

‘Brady’s writing renews the reconciliation between introspection and action.’
Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Editor, Zouch Magazine


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John P BradyJohn P Brady writes fiction, articles and a blog about life in Italy, where he has chosen to make his home. His first book, Back to the Gaff, concerns the wild happenings in Dublin by night and documents the attitudes of the youth in modern Irish society. Further info on his website.

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