Ashes tells some of the stories of the people of post war Limerick, Ireland who were happy to stay at home and help build a city.
Larry and Andrew are two boys from the lanes of Limerick who each endured hardship and poverty but braved it out and refused to run off to America just because life was tough.
Ashes is an honest account of the lives of just some of the people who stayed at home. When you read it you will realise that these were the true heroes and this book is dedicated to their memory.
Gerard Hannan is a native Limerickman who is a direct desendant of the 'Hannan' family heavily featured throughout Frank McCourt's book Angela's Ashes. He works as a journalist, broadcaster and author in Ireland and has published several books.
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But as I made my way to Limerick, another set of stories about "Angela's Ashes" began to appear in the UK and Irish press. They told of a Limerick writer/bookshop owner/popular radio host who publicly challenged the accuracy of McCourt's memoir and, thus, its merits for receiving the Pulitzer for non-fiction. The stories began small, but as the film's premier drew nearer, they ballooned to the point where the man became a household name and saw himself being discussed at the premiere press conference by director Alan Parker and star Emily Watson. Within a week, Gerard Hannan had become both bete noir and celebrity, Limerick's second-most-famous writer......
Chicago Tribune,About the Author:
Gerard Hannan was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland and is a direct descendant of the Hannan family who were heavily featured in Frank McCourt's international bestseller, Angela's Ashes. Hannan works as a journalist/ broadcaster on Irish radio and television, and also owns and runs his book retail and publishing company in Ireland.
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Book Description Treaty Stone Publishing, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111902071026
Book Description Treaty Stone Publishing, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1902071026