Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Patrick Deeley's train journey home to rural East Galway in autumn 1978 was a pilgrimage of grief: his giant of a father had been felled, the hurley-making workshop silenced. From this moment, Patrick unfolds his childhood as a series of evocative moments, from the intricate workings of the timber workshop run by his father to the slow taking apart of an old tractor and the physical burial of a steam engine; from his mother’s steady work on an old Singer sewing machine to his father’s vertiginous quickstep on the roof of their house. There are many wonderful descriptions of the natural world and delightful cameos of characters and incidents from a not-so-long-ago country childhood. In a style reminiscent of John McGahern’s Memoir, Deeley’s beautifully-paced prose captures the rhythms, struggles and rough edges of a rural life that was already dying even as he grew. This is an enchanting, beautifully-written account of family, love, loss, and the unstoppable march of time.
About the Author: Patrick Deeley is the author of six collections of poems, including Decoding Samara, The Bones of Creation, and Groundswell: New and Selected Poems. His poems have appeared in many leading literary outlets, been widely translated, and won a number of awards.
Title: The Hurley Maker's Son
Publisher: Doubleday Ireland
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Doubleday Ireland, 2016. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96022297
Book Description Doubleday Ireland. Book Condition: New. 2016. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781781620373
Book Description Doubleday Ireland, 2016. Book Condition: New. 2016. Paperback. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781781620373
Book Description Doubleday Ireland. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2738081240