The Longfellah's Son - An Almost True Irish Story - Michael Cassidy

The Longfellah's Son - An Almost True Irish Story

The Longfellah's Son - An Almost True Irish Story

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This is an Almost True Irish Story. Murphy was a child of the newly emerging 1950's Irish middle class. He was raised in the environment of a conflicted marriage that never should have happened. While his privileged upbringing seemed idyllic to the outside world, his reality was starkly different. Life at home was always turbulent; he never knew what daily chaos would erupt. His thirteen-year Jesuit education was academically excellent. But it also resulted in a childhood love of God being beaten out of him, while confirming his condemnation to burn forever in hell. Murphy was unsettled by the rigid Irish class system where social status predetermined one's future, thereby condemning innocent children and adults to the inevitability of an impoverished life. Signs of his destruction from alcohol were evident in his early teens. He became a meteor raging through the lives of those who loved him and many who didn't. This Irish memoir of an Irish Catholic childhood begins in Limerick, Ireland, and takes us on a personal journey complete with the challenges of Catholic schooling, the confusion of adolescence within a culture that condemned even the thought of anything carnal, the allure of omnipresent alcohol, and the desperate need to escape the misery so bound up in strong family ties that escape was near impossible. Told with forgiveness and humor and compassion for the innocent child who turned rebellious and self-destructive and learned most lessons the hard way, “The Longfellah's Son by Michael Cassidy is the new Angela's Ashes, only about a better-off Irish son who blows his privileges, in a funny, fast-paced nakedy honest memoir. The writing is superb!” - Adair Lara, National best-selling author of Hold Me Close, Let Me Go and Naked, Drunk, and Writing 'Rarely have I come across a more powerful record of the debilitating effect of sustained drunkenness on the physical, mental, and moral health of a human being. In its searing portrait of the dead-eyed, relentless, self-gratification that drives addictive behavior, few such memoirs compare with the brutal impact of The Longfellah's Son: An Almost True Irish Story by Michael Cassidy.' - James W. Flannery, W.B. Yeats Scholar, Critic, Winship Professor Emeritus of the Arts and Humanities, Emory University Atlanta, GA “Cassidy writes as only the Irish can, entwining lyrical beauty with brutal honesty. Young Murphy, born into a wealthy Limerick family, at first sees the world and its inequities through a puzzled child's innocent eyes. Then we watch as he grows into a rebellious and sometimes lost young man. For me, The Longfellah's Son is a true visit to Ireland allowing the reader to experience both this beautiful country's magic and the pain, regardless of one's social strata.” - Jil Plummer, Author of Caravan to Armageddon, Amber Dust, and Remember to Remember
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Útgefandi: Authors Republic
Útgefið: 2017-03-02
Lengd: 8Klst. 26Mín
ISBN: 9780998760629

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