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As Timothy O'Grady tells in words the story of an Irishman's journey to the boxing-booths and building sites of England, Steve Pyke's accompanying photographs add atmosphere to the tale. 88 b/w photos.

Synopsis:

I Could Read the Sky is a lyrical novel a collaboration between the writer Timothy O'Grady and the photographer Steve Pyke. It tells the story of a man coming of age in the middle years of this century. Now, at its end, he find himself alone, struggling to make sense of a life of dislocation and loss. He remembers his childhood in the west of Ireland and his decades of bewildered exile in the factories, potato fields, and building sites of England. He is haunted by the faces of the family he left behind, and by the Land that is still within him. He remembers the country, the seascapes, and the bars, the music he played and the woman he loved.

Synopsis:

Accompanied by photographs, this novel tells the story of a man's journey from the West of Ireland to the fields/boxing-booths/building sites of England. Now at the century's end, he finds himself alone, struggling to make sense of a life of dislocation and loss.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781860465086
Preface:
Berger, John
Author:
Pyke, Steve
Preface:
Berger, John
Author:
O'Grady, Timothy
Author:
Pyke, Steve
Publisher:
Harvill Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
fiction;photography;ireland
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030219
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.79x5.13x.46 in. .31 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Harvill Press - English 9781860465086 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , I Could Read the Sky is a lyrical novel a collaboration between the writer Timothy O'Grady and the photographer Steve Pyke. It tells the story of a man coming of age in the middle years of this century. Now, at its end, he find himself alone, struggling to make sense of a life of dislocation and loss. He remembers his childhood in the west of Ireland and his decades of bewildered exile in the factories, potato fields, and building sites of England. He is haunted by the faces of the family he left behind, and by the Land that is still within him. He remembers the country, the seascapes, and the bars, the music he played and the woman he loved.
"Synopsis" by , Accompanied by photographs, this novel tells the story of a man's journey from the West of Ireland to the fields/boxing-booths/building sites of England. Now at the century's end, he finds himself alone, struggling to make sense of a life of dislocation and loss.
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