Fourteen-year-old Jim Finnegan is the most engaging narrator I've come across in a long time. Living in Dublin with his parents and five older sisters Jim is spot on with his descriptions of his life in the early eighties. Complete with references to the songs he was listening to, the gossip that flew when his mother and her cronies were around the kitchen table and the social awkwardness that hung over Jim and his friends as they became more independent The Fields is laugh out loud funny, unpredictable and thought provoking.
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - August 13th, 2013