Hand In The Till (The Irish Lottery Series, #2)
"Comic Irish writing at its best. Continued brilliance. The characters will make you laugh and cry and fume while you're reading"--Colin Quinn
PLEASE NOTE: Although this book is part of the IRISH LOTTERY SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. Though it is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book.
With a family like this, who wouldn't need Absinthe? Fionnuala Flood, mother of seven unruly thugs, takes stock of her life on her 45th birthday, and it couldn't be more of a misery. She's been fired from the corner shop for stealing, her two oldest sons are in prison, her husband's hands are fondling more than frozen fish at the packing plant, and her lesbian daughter has just published a book exposing the family's attempts to get their claws into Auntie Ursula Barnett's lottery winning the year before. Unwed daughter, Dymphna, has just been kicked out of her boyfriend's house, adding two more mouths to feed. Desperate to raise money to travel to Malta for the launch party and wreak havoc, Fionnuala puts into motion a get-rich-quick scheme that preys on the weaknesses of others and will hopefully add a bit of luxury to her empty coal bin of a life. The scam, however, unleashes dark secrets that bring Ursula back to town for a final showdown. Hand In The Till is a darkly comic look at revenge, retribution and, perhaps, reconciliation. With a shot of Absinthe.
Gerald Hansen lived for years in his mother's hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland and attended Dublin City University. As a Navy brat, he grew up in California, Thailand, London, Iceland and Germany. His debut novel, An Embarrassment of Riches was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel semifinalist in 2010. The sequel, Hand In The Till came out in 2011, Fleeing the Jurisdiction in 2012 and Best Served Frozen in 2014. Gerald now lives in New York City.
Photo by Marcin Kaliski