The Hard Life: With an Introduction by Jamie O'Neill (Paperback)
  • The Hard Life: With an Introduction by Jamie O'Neill (Paperback)

The Hard Life: With an Introduction by Jamie O'Neill (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/11/2003
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Two orphaned boys, Manus and Finbarr, descend into the house of the disputatious Mr. Collopy. This is a tale of growing up in the midst of eccentricity: of Mr. Collopy's mysterious humanitarian work on behalf of women; of his progressive-sounding (and often blasphemous) arguments with his priest, Father Fahrt. Manus quickly proves himself a master of business, teaching people by post to walk the tightrope in Edwardian Dublin. He soon dispatches Collopy on a trip to Rome, seeking relief from the unexpected effects of his eldest charge's attempts at pharmaceuticals. Finbarr, meanwhile, watches and waits, a young boy with only the foggiest notion of the world he is describing...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781903650592

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