The Last of the Unicorns

Overview

Bartholomew 'Bat' Lynch is an Irish immigrant who comes to America with his older sister, Mary, during Prohibition. Bat is a rover, a philosopher and, in many ways, a child who never grows up. He's witty, light-hearted, quick to tell a joke and even quicker to have a drink or two. During his lifetime he works at numerous occupations, though most are short-term, and he has memorable experiences at each of them.
An immensely likeable fellow, Bat is blessed with good luck and has ...
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Overview

Bartholomew 'Bat' Lynch is an Irish immigrant who comes to America with his older sister, Mary, during Prohibition. Bat is a rover, a philosopher and, in many ways, a child who never grows up. He's witty, light-hearted, quick to tell a joke and even quicker to have a drink or two. During his lifetime he works at numerous occupations, though most are short-term, and he has memorable experiences at each of them.
An immensely likeable fellow, Bat is blessed with good luck and has an uncanny knack for landing on his feet. But his real fortune in life is Eileen, his wife, who stands by him through it all, unfaltering and steadfast.
Bad blood exists between Bat and Eileen's brother, Jerry, who also becomes his brother-in-law when he weds Bat's sister. Over the years Bat keeps the dark secret he knows about Jerry to himself, and Jerry's hatred for Bat continues to fester. It all comes to a head during Bat's wake when divine retribution plays a hand in evening up the score.
The Last of the Unicorns has anecdotes that will make you laugh out loud along with heart-wrenching passages that will evoke tears. It has innocence and intrigue, guile and goodness, decency and deception, mirth and mortality.
Bat Lynch - like the fabled unicorn - is a unique and unforgettable character you'll be thinking about long after you read the last page.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450568609
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/24/2010
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Benford is a multiple award-winning author of more than sixteen published books including three on computer science and over a dozen on automotive and related subjects. A freelance journalist and photographer for over thirty five years, he has garnered awards for his writing from organizations that include the North Jersey Press Association, New Jersey Working Press Association, the International Automotive Media Association and others. He was inducted into the Bayonne (NJ) Writer's Hall of Fame in 1995 and was recently honored by a New Jersey Joint Legislative Resolution from the State Senate and General Assembly lauding his literary contributions and accomplishments. He contributes articles on a regular basis to several national magazines and he is also an ASCAP award-winning song writer. A native and lifelong resident of the Garden State, Tom and his wife of 32 years, Liz, reside with their German Shepherd dog, Major, on a 4+ acre estate on the New Jersey Shore. His website is www.tombenford.com.
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