Ireland Unhinged: Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country - David Monagan - Bøger - Council Oak Books - 9781571783226 - April 1, 2014

Ireland Unhinged: Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country Reprint edition

David Monagan

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Ireland Unhinged: Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country Reprint edition

The boom-to-bust story of Ireland by the acclaimed author of Jaywalking with the Irish

A recent economic miracle, Ireland nation has now suffered a catastrophic collapse. Yet mirth, soulfulness, and eccentricity still reign. In Ireland Unhinged, Connecticut-born David Monagan explores his adopted country through the eyes of a passionate transplant. Moving first to Cork City, the author and his family embrace Ireland's unpredictable nature. One day Monagan's serving as a bartender in a cathedral; the next he's attending a beard convention. Before you know it, he's befriended famous writers like the lonely J. P. Donleavy, author of the iconic The Ginger Man, and an actor in Grade Z films.

Still seeking the essence of Irish identity, Monagan moves his family to a country cottage on the banks of a majestic river, where he finds a timeless village universe. Hitting the road, the author encounters a white witch who still talks to fairies, eco-warriors, bog diggers, farmers, monks, an IRA killer, and brazen new Irish entrepreneurs galore. "What is Ireland? Has it lost its soul?" Monagan keeps asking as he roams from Cork to Dublin, Donegal and Belfast. His answers are singular, loving, searing, and often laugh-out-loud funny.


300 pages

Media Books     Paperback Book   (Book with soft cover and glued back)
Released USA, April 1, 2014
ISBN13 9781571783226
Publishers Council Oak Books
Pages 300
Dimensions 152 × 228 × 152 mm   ·   446 g
Language English