Rag Tree: A novel of Ireland

Rag Tree: A novel of Ireland

by D. P. Costello
     
 

D.P. Costello's spellbinding novel, The Rag Tree, breathes dark, vivid life into Ireland's passionate legends. Crisp and sharp-witted, Costello's tale probes a modern Ireland torn between letting go of time-honored dreams and embracing the promises of a prosperous New Ireland.

Even as they struggle against one another, the Irish Special Branch, the British Army,

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D.P. Costello's spellbinding novel, The Rag Tree, breathes dark, vivid life into Ireland's passionate legends. Crisp and sharp-witted, Costello's tale probes a modern Ireland torn between letting go of time-honored dreams and embracing the promises of a prosperous New Ireland.

Even as they struggle against one another, the Irish Special Branch, the British Army, Scotland Yard, and the I.R.A. find themselves forced to ally against a common foe: The Rag Man.
Mattie Joe Treacy is the Rag Man. Engrossed in a desperate quest to find his missing father, Mattie Joe is cursed-by the playboy's life of drink and carousing, by his family's staunch adherence to Ireland's old folk ways, and by a family curse hurled at his clan generations ago. The Curse of the O'Neills, invoked by an angry cleric against Mattie Joe's great-grandfather, declares that, "the eldest son will not survive the father." No Treacy son has since outlived his father, and Mattie Joe is next in line to die.

Or is he?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439228319
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
940,902
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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