A Monk Swimming
A MemoirLarge Print - 1998
From the brother of Angela's Ashes author comes a darkly funny, shockingly raw, tell-all story of a man's struggle to face his homeland struggles in the foreign land of America.In 1952 Malachy McCourt left a poverty stricken childhood and the painful memories of a drunken, absent father and humiliations of Angela, his mother in Limerick, Ireland, for the promise of America.Residing in New York City Malachy carved out a place for himself: in saloons, mixing with socialites, writers and movie stars; and using his wry humor to become a Tonight Show regular. He thought he had put his past to rest.As the memories of his past slowly creep back he tries to run from them by delving into a seedy underworld of alcohol unbridled fun. Finding nothing but arrests, jail time and mishaps, Malachy had no choice but to stop, turn and face his past.This is the distinctively honest story of what he brought and what he left behind.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler, c1998
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: 974.71043/McCO
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