Originally Posted by paola
As my actual nomination, I was tempted to go for The butcher boy, by Patrick McCabe, but then thought that perhaps it is not obscure at all (it won the Man Booker prize here in the UK): do you know it? If not, I will tell you more about it and nominate it properly.
Yes, I have read it, and enjoyed this quirky novel. I'm not sure I'd call it obscure, though outside the UK it may well be considered such.