Billy O'Callaghan
Billy O'Callaghan

Billy O'Callaghan

My Coney Island Baby
  • My Coney Island Baby

  • 'A poignant, piercing meditation on middle age and the passing of time… will linger with you long after the book is closed' Claire Kilroy, Guardian

    On a bitterly cold winter’s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendezvous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven; these precious, hidden hours their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink – with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other.

RELEASED 06/02/2020

Billy O’Callaghan is the author of the critically acclaimed novel My Coney Island Baby, which has been translated into eight languages. His story 'The Boatman' was shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award. He lives in Douglas, a village on the edge of Cork City.