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The acclaimed, award-triumphing essayist and memoirist returns to fiction with this reflective, bittersweet story that introduces the irrepressible growing old poet Thomas Murphy a paean to the mystery, tragedy and wonder of life.
Trying his excellent to weasel out of an appointment with the neurologist his only toddler, Máire, has cornered him into, the poet Thomas Murphy singer of the oldies, buddy of the down-and-out, card sharp, raconteur, piano bar participant, bon vivant, difficult and honest and all-around good guy contemplates his sunset years. Máire concerns that Murph is losing his reminiscence. Murph wonders what to do with the relaxation of his lifestyles. The older mind is at problem, and Murph’s jumps from truth to reminiscence to fancy, conjuring the islands that have shaped him Inishmaan, a rocky gumdrop off the Irish coast where he changed into born, and New York, his longtime domestic. He muses at the dwelling, his daughter and precocious grandson William, and on the useless, his expensive wife Oona, and Greenberg, his fine friend. Now, into Murphy’s global comes the lovely Sarah, a blind lady less than half of his age, who sees into his heart, as he sees into hers. Brought together under the maximum not likely situation, Murph and Sarah begin in friendship and wind up in not possible feasible love.
An Irishman, a dreamer, a poet, Murph, like Whitman, sings lustily of himself and of all and sundry. Through his frequently-extravagant conduct and observations, each hilarious and profound, we see the world in all its strange glory, equally beautiful and ridiculous. With memory at the center of his thoughts, he contemplates its strength and accuracy and that means. Our life starts offevolved in dreams, but does not live with them, Murph reminds us. What use shall we make of the past? Ultimately, he asks, are relationships our noblest purpose for living?
Behold the captivating, wistful, vibrant, growing old Thomas Murphy, whose tale celebrates the ageless confusion that is this dreadful, fabulous lifestyles.
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