Dancing with Minnie the Twig
Tony Cullen is a teen growing up in Ireland in the 1960s. He leads a hard life - he works hard on a small farm and he lives in fear of his angry, violent father. This book can be a bit of a downer because it opens with Tony's funeral. As the story goes on we learn all of the events that leads to his death. I did love the language although it was hard to understand sometimes.