Going Back | Paperback | By Eugene O'brien

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  • Going Back
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Eugene O'Brien
  • Publisher: Gill Books
  • Publication date: 15 September 2022 
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction
  • Size: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.6cm
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Going Back by Eugene O'Brien


A heartwarming debut that continues the story of the hit RTÉ TV series Pure Mule, which captured the whole world in one small Irish town.

Scobie Donoghue was once the king of Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, famous for the craic and the drink. His twenties were spent working on building sites during the Celtic Tiger, making good money and spending it on wild weekends. A lovable rogue, the lads wanted to be him and the girls wanted to be with him. But now, returning from Australia after the break-down of his relationship, Scobie is back in the single bed of his childhood home.

About to turn forty, burnt out and depressed, he quickly discovers that life in the small midlands town he thought he had left behind has moved on – but has Scobie?


‘Just like Normal People, Pure Mule captured the zeitgeist at a pivotal time in modern Ireland.’ Roscommon Herald

‘I was delighted to get reacquainted with Scobie Donoghue. This is a timely book, engaging and entertaining. It lifts the lid on and exposes the underbelly of the disenfranchised in a community that has been pulled apart since the heady days of the Celtic Tiger.’ Liz Nugent


Eugene O’Brien has written for the stage, screen and radio. His work includes the critically acclaimed TV drama Pure Mule, winner of five IFTA Awards, and which, according to the Irish Times, ‘spectacularly raised the bar for Irish TV drama’. The show was inspired by his play Eden, which debuted at the Abbey and has since played the West End and Off-Broadway. A new play, Heaven, debuts at the 2022 Dublin Theatre Festival.


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