The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe

The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe. Set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s, it tells the story of Francis "Francie" Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses. The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Butcher Boy Hardcover 1679071 $10.00 $1.67 1993
Butcher Boy Paperback 4576174 $55.04 $0.80
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