Eibhear's personal voyage takes us through his hometown, the buildings of his childhood city, his grandmother's abattoir, the Mental Hospital where his father works, and the Folly Church where he serves as an altar boy. It is the story of a city and the story of his journey from fear to pride but the most important character throughout is the entertaining, fashion-conscious, poker-playing Cissie, his lively and witty little grandmother who taught him by example how to survive and prosper, and how to live with style and verve. ""Engrossing, funny, and deeply personal."" Irish America Magazine
'Absolute joy to read' Sunday Tribune 'It is Eibhear's fine skill with words that makes this book so attractive' Munster Express 'Unusual coming-of-age story [... affectionate and often funny' Books Ireland 'Walshe strikes an all-too-rare tone in writing [...] with affection, wit and occasional poetry' The Irish Times 'Curiously joyful reminiscence of a gay childhood in a grey world' GCN
About the Author
Eibhear Walshe, born in Waterford in 1962 and educated at De La Salle College, Waterford, and University College Dublin, is a senior lecturer in Modern English at University College Cork. His...