Available Now: Absolute Zero Cool by Declan Burke

"A genuinely original take on noir, inventive and funny." - John Banville

Liberties Press is delighted to announce the release of Absolute Zero Cool by Declan Burke, editor of Down These Green Streets and one of Ireland's most innovative crime writers.

Author Declan Burke
Absolute Zero Cool, a post-modern take on the crime thriller genre, is no ordinary novel. Adrift in the half-life limbo of an unpublished novel, hospital porter Billy needs to up the stakes. Euthanasia simply isn’t shocking anymore; would blowing up his hospital be enough to see Billy published, or be damned? What follows is a gripping tale that subverts the crime genre’s grand tradition of liberal sadism, a novel that both excites and disturbs in equal measure. Absolute Zero Cool is not only an example of Irish crime writing at its best; it is an innovative, self-reflexive piece that turns every convention of crime fiction on its head. Declan Burke’s latest book is an imaginative story that explores the human mind’s ability to both create and destroy, with equally devastating effects.

Ken Bruen, author of American Skin, had this to say:

"Absolute Zero Cool is unlike anything else you’ll read this year . . . Laugh-out-loud funny . . . This is writing at its dazzling, cleverest zenith. Think John Fowles, via Paul Auster and Rolling Stone . . . a feat of extraordinary alchemy."

Order this original, inventive, laugh-out-loud funny, dazzling novel today!