A journey round Ireland from the rugged West Coast to the lush pastures of Wexford reflecting on a number of the great Irish questions. The author won the Booker Prize for "Schindler's Ark" in 1989.
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From the furthest rim of the Irish Diaspora, Thomas Keneally – Australian Booker Prize-winning author, of Irish descent – returns to his spiritual homeland.
The result is both an unforgettable journey rich in observation and insight, and a passionate exposition of his own deeply personal view of Ireland today: an attempt to unpack his ‘baggage of myths picked up from ancestors and others and match them against the ambiguous late twentieth-century reality’ . Between Cork, Ulster and Dublin, history reverberates and persists, and modern Ireland presents its ironies and contradictions.
'Now and in Time to Be' is a sometimes poetic, sometimes proud and always thoughtful evocation of Ireland in all its glory and complexity.
‘Thomas Keneally is a sensitive and agreeable companion’
VICTORIA GLENDINNING, 'Literary Review'
‘An enthusiastic account of an odyssey… Keneally is in love with the Irish Character’
JOHN ARDAGH, 'Daily Telegraph'
‘Tom Keneally has written a book full of delights for anyone who loves Ireland’
JUDITH WHITE, 'Sydney Morning Herald'
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Book Description Flamingo, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006377327