‘Natterbean’ by June Caldwell

I first came across June Caldwell’s writing on Twitter, and she had me hooked immediately. Brutal, intense, passionate, with sharp yet messy characters and scenarios.

‘Natterbean’ is a crazy whirlwind of a story, taking us on an unhinged taxi journey through the dark underbelly of Dublin’s drug scene. June Caldwell is a master of language, writing in a familiar Dublin vernacular, tackling the seedinessand violence in her inimitable style. She excels at describing a macabre crew of messed up characters with her use ofcolourful language. 

“Homey was a fat man on one leg with a squeegee of green hair you could wash a pile of dishes with.”

First published in Room Little Darker, published by New Island/Head of Zeus, 2018 and available to read online here

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