Kicking the Black Mamba

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'If I die, ' Egan Welch wrote in a note to his father, 'it is not alcohol that killed me. It's something else.' This title is an unforgettable many-layered story of the death of a son. It is a vivid, haunting personal tragedy, but Welch explores its roots in generations of Irish lives scarred by shame and disgrace, and reflects on the lawless energies that may be unleashed now that the constraining institutions and rituals of church and magic have lost their hold on people's minds

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Robert Anthony Welch was the Professor of English and Dean of Arts at the University of Ulster. His many books of criticism include Irish Poetry from Moore to Yeats and Changing States: Transformations in Modern Irish Writing. His play Protestants toured to Belfast, Derry, Coleraine, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the West End of London in 2004. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA).He was born in Cork.

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Terrifying. Heartbreaking. Wonderful. -- Colm Toibin

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