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Booking Passage by Thomas Lynch
Book DescriptionIn February of 1970, Thomas Lynch, aged twenty-one, bought a one-way ticket to Ireland. He landed in the townland of Moveen, at the edge of the ocean in West Clare, outside the thatched cottage that his great-grandfather had left late in the nineteenth century with a one-way ticket to America. Tommy and Nora Lynch, Thomas Lynch's elderly, unmarried, distant cousins welcomed the young American 'home'. In the words of the author, 'it changed my life'. Booking Passage is part travelogue, part cultural study, part memoir and elegy, part guidebook for what Lynch calls 'fellow pilgrims' working their way through their own and the larger histories. It is a magnificent hymn of praise to Ireland.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099428190
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Lynch
Walking Papers, Paperback (May 2012)
"Light in tone, [these poems] are at their core deadly serious... They celebrate life, love, death, and literature."-Library Journal
Sin-Eater, Paperback (September 2011)
His previous book won the American Book Award, National Book Award finalist and was made into an Emmy Award-winning Documentary. "The Undertaking "(ISBN: 9780393334876)Two dozen, twenty-four line poems.
Skating with Heather Grace, Paperback (February 2011)
A Classic Contemporary reissuing of Skating with Heather Grace by Thomas Lynch.
Apparition & Late Fictions, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Thomas Lynch
"Lynch has added another chapter to one of the most memorable records in American letters."-William Giraldi, New York Times Book Review
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Author Biography - Thomas Lynch
Thomas Lynch's poems, essays and stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, Harper's and the Times (of London, New York, Ireland and L.A.) and elsewhere. He has published four poetry collections and a collection of stories, Apparition & Other Late Fictions (published by Jonathan Cape), as well as works of non-fiction, including The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade. He lives in Milford, Michigan and in Moveen, West Clare.
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