The Barrytown Trilogy novels deal with the lives of the members of a working class family in north Dublin, the Rabittes. The first novel centered around the oldest son's attempt to start a band. This one deals with the consequences for the family of the unwed pregnancy of the oldest daughter Sharon, age 20. I am such an outsider to Irish culture that I needed Google to learn that in Irish slang, a "snapper" is what a baby is called, as in "Who is the father of that snapper you are carrying?"
We, though nobody else really does, learn who the father is, and is pretty shocking. How Sharon tries to hide the father's identity is hilarious.
The ending of the novel was very warm and touching.
I really liked this novel an awful lot. I have already started the last novel in the trilogy, The Van.