Reunites the cast of clerics, farmers, fanatics and innocents from "Shambles Corner", bringing to prominence the younger generation, particularly the mute Frank Feeley, groomed by "Schnozzle", now Cardinal, O'Shea for a career in the Church that might make him the first Irish Pope.
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Oliver Cromwell McCoy, God’s man in Ulster, has stumbled into the radio age. With a crumbling transmitter left over from the 'Titanic' he has taken to blasting the countryside with his inimitable brand of mendacious evangelism.
His old adversary across the Shambles, Cardinal Schnozzle O’Shea, is determined to go one better. He needs a good-looking priest to anchor the great TV chat show he believes will get Ireland back on its knees. When his eye lights on young Frank Feely, authoritarianism and bigotry duly lock horns.
But more elemental forces are at work too. Emboldened by a dimly recalled vision they once shared, the vision of an enigmatic Madonna who danced for them and for them alone, three young people begin a movement to challenge the strait-jacket of their destinies. But is theirs a dream of hope? Or are they about to unleash a nightmare of new and as yet unimagined terror?
By turns deeply thought-provoking and wildly funny, 'Dancing in Limbo' plunges the reader into the modern-medieval world created by the author in his hugely acclaimed first novel, 'Shambles Corner'.
PRAISE FOR 'SHAMBLES CORNER:'
“This is brilliantly funny writing, somewhere between Evelyn Waugh, Tom Sharpe and Whitehall farce. I laughed from beginning to end”
“Apart from its remarkable inventiveness, the book is distinguished by a style of writing that is sharply original”
The true personality of the Irish is captured in this book, harsh, proud and rebellious, sensitive, funny and in turn lovable”
J. P. DONLEAVY
“Inventive and ambitious. It has life and vigour”
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Book Description Hope Publishing Company (IL), 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006479847