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Evenings and Weekends by Oisin McKenna

Evenings and Weekends by Oisin McKenna


Pre-Order Published 9th May 2024

We will have SIGNED COPIES available from 15th May, and will send out / have those ready for collection from then. Oisin McKenna will be doing an event at Gay's the Word on May 14th; more info here


Summer in London stops for no-one. Not the half-naked boozers, stoners, and cruisers, the hen parties glugging from bejewelled bottles, the drag queens puffing on hurried fags. It’s June 2019, and everyone has converged on the city’s parks, beer gardens and street corners to revel in the collective joys of being alive.


Everyone but Maggie. She’s 30, pregnant and broke.  Faced with moving back to the town she fought to escape, she’s wondering if having a baby with boyfriend Ed will be the last spontaneous act of her life. Ed, meanwhile, is trying to run from his past with Maggie’s best friend Phil and harbouring secret dreams of his own.


Phil hates his office job and is living for the weekend, while falling for his housemate, Keith.  But there’s a problem: Keith has a boyfriend and there might not be room for three people in the relationship. Then there’s Rosaleen, Phil’s mother, who’s tired of feeling like a side character in her own life. She’s just been diagnosed with cancer and is travelling to London to tell Phil, if she can ever get hold of him.

As Saturday night approaches, all their lives are set to change forever. It’s the hottest summer on record and the weekend is about to begin…



  • Details

    Imprint: Fourth Estate

    Publication Date: 4th May 2024

    ISBN: 9780008604172

    Format: Hardback

Notice to European Customers

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Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

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