Nobody likes Iona. Nobody except Pingu. It's hard to fit in, especially when one of you doesn't shut up and your best mate who doesn't talk always wears a tuxedo to school. Tired of the nonstop bullying and sadness, Iona and Pingu make the decision to get the fuck out of Dublin.
Texas Fried Chicken, abject misery and a one-way Ryanair ticket - what could go wrong?
As it turns out, emigrating is a fantastic way to get the attention of the cooler kids. Basking in all the attention, Iona is high on her newly-discovered popularity - that is until she realises she's messing with the wrong group of people. In today's society, where one's reputation needs to be defended with a fight, this was always going to ultimately end in disaster for everyone involved.
Covering all the important topics from Kylie Jenner lip kits to Lucozade, Cuckoo is a brand new, contemporary look at just what it means to be part of the youth of Ireland today.
Lisa Carroll's witty and bright debut has been shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize and praised for its reflections on the difficulties of leaving the place you grew up.