Patrick McCabe Reads from His Psychedelic Novel Poguemahone
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
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This week we’re featuring Poguemahone: a wild, free-verse monologue, steeped in music and folklore, crammed with characters, both real and imagined. It’s an epic 600-page book by twice Booker-shortlisted author Patrick McCabe that takes place in the 1970s, in Northwest London, and in the fractured mind of Una Fogarty. This is a really exciting literary novel that plays with form—the kind of book we love to feature on our show.
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