Beatsploitation – Book of the Month on Ireland AM!

We're thrilled to announce that Beatsploitation by Kevin Curran is a Bord Gáis Energy Bookclub 'Book of the Month' for July on TV3's Ireland AM

Once you've got your head around that mouthful, why not read more about it below!

About the book 

One good track could change everything.

Just one good track and Rob Lynch can finally quit his suburban teaching job and get his band, The Terrors, once Dublin’s next big thing, the fame and recognition they dream of. But it’s not happening – they need a new sound. When Rob discovers the unique gifts of one of his students, John ‘Kembo’ Pereira, a troubled African teenager with a particular talent for creating beats, he sees an opportunity that might just keep his musical ambitions alive.

As Rob and John’s relationship develops, however, a series of disturbing events unfold that will rock both their lives to the core. And when The Terrors start to crumble, Rob finds out just how far he is willing to go, and what he is willing to lose, in order to keep his dream alive.

Inspired by the deportation of one of Curran’s students, this debut novel sheds light on the reality of race politics in Ireland.

July's around the corner – time to get reading and reviewing!

Why not get involved?! Click here for more details and watch out for Kevin's appearance on the programme on Tuesday 9 July. And don't forget to post your reviews to the Liberties Press website!  

You can order your copy of Beatsploitation directly from our site or find it in all good bookshops. 

Still not convinced? See what the critics are saying!

Praise for the book

'This debut novel is a fresh, energetic and powerful depiction of a changed society... Beatsploitation is a strong novel by an impressive new voice.' Emma Walsh, 
Bord Gáis Energy Bookclub 

'[...] Beatsploitation is both an intriguing examination of twenty-something angst and a skilful, nuanced portrait of contemporary Dublin. A highly promising debut.' Paul Nolan, 
Hot Press (3 July)

Featured as one to watch in 'The next generation will bear the torch with pride'Sunday Independent (9 June)