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Title: Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
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Award-winning novelist Joseph O'Connor's love affair with America began during his childhood holidays in the beautiful western Ireland wilderness of Connemara, which always seemed to be populated by American tourists. In Sweet Liberty, he takes readers on an idiosyncratic tour of the U.S. and offers a poignant, hialrious, and insightful travelogue.Review:
Now here is a simple and original idea for a travel book: find all the cities in the United States named Dublin (there are nine). Visit each. Drink in the pubs, sleep in the motels and lodges, listen to the people. Return to Ireland. Write a funny, funky book, full of the beat of pop music, the accents of Americans, and terrific hangovers. Joseph O'Connor, brother of pop star Sinead, gets it just about right in this slightly barmy quest across America. He watches his first porn flick in Boston, gets the river under the Brooklyn Bridge wrong, and declares that Dublin, New Hampshire, "was so small it was almost portable." A minor gem.
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