pack nothing, and disappear?
Start a new life where no one knows you?
If you did, could you leave your old ways behind?
Or would those tired old thoughts and feelings come with you?
That's what Chester is trying to do.
He's come all the way from America to Ireland,
and he's sworn to stop being normal before his 50th birthday-- the week's end.
And in the rough town of Cork,
he's not the only one setting out on a new path.
Tommy's the big man who wants to be a singer but is unable to open his mouth.
Sondra has the sexy flair of a rebel,
but her only companions are the dogs in the animal shelter.
Rob could be something; he'll figure out what after the next pint.
Mary, Declan, and even the little lone dog,
skittering across a bridge, long for something different.
NOTHING NORMAL IN CORK is a lyrical novel weaving the lives of several loners and misfits.
Navigating shuttered bedrooms, wet alleyways, and dark pubs --
broken souls bump and stumble and fumble their way through a week; breaking habits, finding courage,
but can they really change?
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)|
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I love a book that is well written, funny at times, serious at others and sometimes sad. This book has all these elements and more. It was so well written that I find it hard to believe that this is the author's first book. And I do hope there will be another. I was very impressed with his ability too keep the storyline fresh. The characters and their lives were very believable. His descriptions made it easy for me to picture Cork and it's environs. I really had a hard time putting this book down and equally, I didn't want it to end. Well done!