Date of Publication: 2001
Binding: soft back
Condition: Very Good
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‘A surprisingly tender McCourt disarms the reader with his openness and dextrous touch...the charming rogue has transformed into a satisfied, contemplative – and still charming – paterfamilias’
Publishers Weekly (USA)
Praise for A Monk Swimming:
‘Masterful storytelling is undoubtedly part of the McCourt genetic code’
Morning Star Telegram
‘A rollicking read that, as the Irish say, would make a dead man laugh’
Malachy McCourt grew up in Limerick amid death, squalor, poverty and abuse. When he went to America as a young man, he took with him a gargantuan appetite for what life had to offer – and an equal drive to forget what it had delivered so far. In A Monk Swimming, he caroused his way all over the world, becoming a familiar face in movies and television, and in bars from Paris to Calcutta.
Now he tells us the rest of the story – how he went from world-class drunk to sober and loving father and grandfather. Bawdy and funny, naked and moving, and told in the same inimitable voice that left readers all over the world wondering what happened next, he tells as honest and entertaining a story as you could hope for.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Published by HarperCollins in 2001. Paperback, 256 pages. New book. The book has not been read, it is in perfect condition, cover and pages are not damaged. Bookseller Inventory # 9788