Based on a play of the same name, this novel tells the story of Jack O'Brien’s odyssey from inexperienced childhood to mature manhood. Jack’s father, Seán, left the family in County Tyrone to find work as a collier in the South Wales Valleys. Years later, Jack’s dying mother sends him on a quest to find out what became of his father. Seán’s last letter came from the town of Aberuffern, which becomes the novel’s central motif. Lively, blackly humorous, and intelligent, this book is enhanced by a series of 20 woodcuts created by the author.
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About the Author
Mark Ryan was a British guitarist who played in various punk bands during the late 1970s, including Adam and the Ants, and a successful stage writer. He is the author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Told to Carl Jung by an Inmate of Broadmoor Asylum.