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Riassunto: Turlough Walsh is a high-earning yuppie accountant-nice car, nice kids, nice Dublin house. The boss admires his cutthroat approach to personnel management-squeezing the utmost from "human resources." He's getting places-some call it succeeding-and this involves keeping others down. Not that it bothers Turlough. Guilt and remorse just aren't his way of thinking.
Things start to change when he inherits a rural stone cottage, and cracks his head falling drunk through the open half-door. He awakens in the throes of that human catastrophe, the Great Irish Famine. Here he meets people who are suffering, people he grows to love and care about. Suddenly he's asking himself questions. His suburban complacency begins to crumble.
In this stunning first novel, Sean Kenny fruitfully combines realism, history, and time-slip sequences with the shocking flavors of a psycho-thiller. Macabre humor leavens the spiritual bankruptcy and quest of a very contemporary character, whose routine work, social life, and extra marital affairs with young women are about to turn around forever.
From Publishers Weekly: Easily the single most traumatic event suffered by the Irish people, the Great Famine of the 1840s was nearly written out of the history books by the citizens of the nascent Irish republic, who collectively wished to forget so horrific a past. Yet it recurs in Irish history and literature like a nightmare, its ghastly particulars intact. In an interesting example of Ireland's current reevaluation of its past, Kenny's heartfelt but occasionally clumsy first novel explores the ancestral guilt that plagues the Irish to this day. Turlough Walsh is an obnoxious, self-centered accountant from Dublin who inherits a cottage in the West of Ireland. Through a series of disturbing time-warps, he begins to experience the Famine firsthand. He gets to know the family who lived on the land where his cottage stands, and he is moved to help them (in the past), and to make their plight known (in the present). To do this, he quits his job and takes on a mission that will bring to light the agricultural accidents (or atrocities) that killed one million people and drove another million from their homeland. For any reader who takes an interest in the subject, this is a spirited, well-researched but polemical introduction to a tale that has yet to be fully told.
Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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