An Irish Tale and Other Stories

Peter Fleming


An Irish Tale and Other Stories

An Irish Tale and Other Stories

  • Title: An Irish Tale and Other Stories
  • Author: Peter Fleming
  • ISBN: 9781786129277
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback



Winston Winter Crowley is a young Irishman who grows up in Canada, but feels forever bound by family ties to his native Belfast At the age of almost twenty, this boy in a cultural bubble returns to Northern Ireland at the request of his aloof, judgemental father, in a final effort to make things right between them during the course of an extraordinary odyssey, circlWinston Winter Crowley is a young Irishman who grows up in Canada, but feels forever bound by family ties to his native Belfast At the age of almost twenty, this boy in a cultural bubble returns to Northern Ireland at the request of his aloof, judgemental father, in a final effort to make things right between them during the course of an extraordinary odyssey, circling Ireland s wind swept coastal shores While father and son get to know each other as adults and equals, Winter learns something of the war torn history of his homeland, the mysterious split within two branches of the family, and the attitudes of the Irish toward modern warfare generally, in a war torn world But conflict isn t always resolved with bullets His father teaches Winston a great deal , including some shocking truths about the oft time brutal relationship between love, lust, religion and politics.The story of Winston s voyage is fleshed out with other memories his comically traumatic circumcision at the age of eight, his meeting with a famous, drunken poet and his chance encounter with a talking horse Collectively, this weird gallery of colourful snapshots captures the life and times of Winston Crowley, Polymath in the making, named after a British National hero and an Irish nut, his travels, friends and family, his own ruminations vividly explored If ever there were such a thing as a story with something for everyone, this is it.


Recent Comments "An Irish Tale and Other Stories"

I was kindly sent this book by Austin Macauley Publishers in exchange of an honest review.The first part of this book is about a father and son who were born in Ireland but moved to Canada. His father has sadly died and the book recaps on a trip they took together back to Ireland. It discusses in depth about the different places in Ireland and also about the sons brief romantic encounters.The book talks about what Ireland was like during the war which was interesting to read, as being British, I [...]


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