Poor Beast in the Rain
Eileen works in her father's betting shop in a small town in Southern Ireland, surrounded by the 'left behind'. Molly, Steven and Joe manage to keep their regrets about the past safely locked away and the young Georgie is ready to turn his back on the outside world and follow their example, until the return of the legendary Danger Doyle. Having turned his back on the cycle of missed opportunities to run away to London with Eileen's mother, he now offers Eileen the possibility of escape.
'the full flavour of small-town Irish life, with all its bitter-sweet comedy, its grudging compassion and its lethal inertia'Time Out
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