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A satirical novel about the pretensions, hypocrisies and paranoia of the literary world and its hangers-on - novelists, poets, academics, passionate women and barking-mad eccentrics - and, for good measure, Northern Irish cultural conditioning, marital breakdown and the maelstrom that passes for family life. Filtered through the bemused, wisecracking observations of the young narrator, the plot gallops through a twenty-year journey from the North to Dublin to London, encountering on the way Kyle Magee 'the Zorba of the North' - novelist, painter, jazzman, drinker, lover of women and celebrant of life - and the lovers, relatives, disciples and poseurs that swirl in the vortex of his restless energy.
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Michael Foley spent most of his working life as a teacher in east London. Fifteen years ago, at the age of 45, he gave up teaching to become a full-time carer for his disabled grandson, which is when he began to write seriously. Since then he has had more than thirty books published, mainly local and military titles as well as three novels as ebooks. He has written numerous magazine articles, short stories and a weekly newspaper column for West Ham United supporters. Michael writes for several Pen & Sword military history series including 'Cold War 1945-1991' and 'A History of Terror'. He lives in Romford with his wife, grandson and three dogs.Synopsis:
This satirical novel is about the pretensions, hypocrisies and paranoia of the literary world and its hangers-on - novelists, poets, academics, passionate women and barking-mad eccentrics. The young narrator goes through a 20-year journey through Derry to Dublin to London.
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Book Description Casemate Publishing. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0856405760
Book Description Colourpoint Books, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. It s a familiar story, this time set in Ireland and London. The young narrator writes a critical article on the famous writer and soon becomes privy to his world and that of the literati who surround him. Here Kyle Magee, the Zorba of the North , subjects our stary-eyed admirer to all the pretension, hypocrisy, and paranoia he can handle. Counter balancing this is the Herron household, a group of eccentric women who are tough, no-nonsense realists. Seller Inventory # BTE9780856405761
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Book Description Blackstaff Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0856405760