This book is bargain priced from 07/06/2014 until 07/12/2014
It’s Monday morning, and Conall Donoghue hasn’t a paper to read while he crams hot porridge into his oul yap. The paperboy will have to be found!
So begins Conall’s quest to find where Declan Mac Neassa and his brother Cormac have disappeared to, taking him on a journey to meet the worst weirdos and vagabonds in the wild little town of Bally. To learn about Fierce Dee O’Loughin and on to the secret at the heart of the whole town, threatening to tear it all to bits.
A modern retelling of the ancient Irish fable ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows’, we follow Dee as she tries to break free of her father’s hold, running away with a pair of local lads, her crow, and her diary. We follow Conall as his chase to find the paperboy turns into a quest to find his killer, meeting modern versions of the Morrigan, The Fianna and Cuchulainn, to name just a few. And we follow me, a drunken local Puca, hidden away, disguised safely so I can tell it all to yourselves!
Author’s excerpt from It’s The Stars Will Be Our Lamps:
Now, I don’t mean to give yous all an impression of Conall Donoghue as a bright man, or a deep thinking man or a courageous man or especially compassionate. Nor do I want you to think of him doing the things he does in this book swiftly and heroically. Do me a favour. Every time you read here that Conall got up off of his great white arse and performed some action, please factor in the hours he spent collapsed into his armchair, rubbing his fat fingers over his stubbly oul puss, looking out into his garden where the turnips refused to grow, the carrots sprouted sideways and the rhubarb took root upside down.
Targeted Age Group: Young adult / adult
Book Price: $0.99
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About the Author:
I’m a writer from Dublin, Ireland. I came back to Dublin to work after living in London and Florence, working as a digital designer. I’ve had short fiction published in The Moth, Outburst, The Bohemyth and Wordlges magazines in Ireland as well as The Illustrated Ape in London. I wrote some articles for Magill and Film Ireland here too.
I became really interested in Irish Mythology while in London, going through the pretty typical reconnection with one’s culture that ex-pats all undergo. Deirdre of the Sorrows was always the tale that most easily came to mind when in late night whiskey circles friends would ask me to recite a story or two. I am no Seannachai but I was always at least able to make it to the end and this way grew a certain relationship to it. It seemed a story that could relate a lot to the present day too.
I live and work in Dublin currently with my fiancee and work at a couple of projects in design, art and writing. I’ve recently begun writing short horror fiction as a way to talk about the effects the recession has had on Ireland. I’m really interested in continuing the Irish mythological tales though, possibly in the same style with the same characters. The Tain is one which could work very well, given that one or two characters have already appeared in It’s The Stars Will Be Our Lamps.