St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin

St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin

by Thomas McGonigle

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ISBN-13: 9780268035389
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: Notre Dame Review Book Prize Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Thomas McGonigle was born in 1944 in Brooklyn. His previous novels, reviewed in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and the Voice Literary Supplement, include The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov and Going to Patchogue. He lives in New York City.

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Come, hear something, read some things, I was saying.
That spring I was staying at the Russell Hotel in the cheapest or, as I have been taught to say, the most reasonable available room. I have sat before the fire in the lobby, cold glass of Carlsberg in hand, realizing: travelling out the patrimony, a gift in my case, from all the years of my father's fear of doing anything which would endanger his retirement.
After forty-nine years of work at the American Can Company he survived two years of doing, as he put it: nothing.
(From St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin by Thomas McGonigle)
 

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