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Called ‘riddling, irreverent and fearless’ by the TLS, Rob Doyle’s latest novel, Threshold is the perfect hair of the dog for those wishing to make a weekend of Cúirt and keep the party going.

In Threshold, Doyle’s narrator (also named Rob) takes us on a lurid pilgrimage for cheap thrills and universal truth from the menacing peripheries of Paris to the drug-fuelled clubland of Berlin, from art festivals to sun-kissed islands, through metaphysical awakenings in Asia and the brink of destruction in Europe, into the shattering revelations brought on by the psychedelic DMT. A celebration of art and ageing, sex and desire, the limits of thought and the extremes of sensation, Threshold confirms Doyle as one of the most original writers in contemporary literature.

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin. His first novel, Here Are the Young Men,(2014) was chosen as a Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, Irish Times, the Independent and was among Hot Press magazine’s ‘20 Greatest Irish Novels 1916-2016’. Doyle has contributed to various publications including the Guardian, Vice and Dublin Review. He writes a weekly books column for the Irish Times and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

Image Credit: Rob Doyle – John Minihan