This is a Patrick McCabe classic. The Irish author writes this book with his trademark wit and zest. The story revolves around Patrick “Pussy” Braden, a transvestite whose quest for love is unstoppable. Not even the IRA is going to stop her from living her life! Pussy lives in the exciting, albeit troublesome times of the 1970s. She stays optimistic regardless of her situation, as history unravels around her. McCabe’s story is beautifully written, with minimal punctuation and eloquently-put imagery. The book was turned into a film with the same title starring Cillian Murphy.