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In this loose parody of Dante's "Inferno," four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick's Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style 3/17 revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin' geezers.

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Mollie, January 12, 2011 (view all comments by Mollie)
One of the funniest books I ever read in my life--and I am hard to please. It's right up there with "Lucky Jim" and "Whisky Galore." Mary Pat certainly knows her way around Irish music and Irish musicians, and she can spin a yarn with the best of them--Dante included. A band of traditional Irish musicians gets lost on the way to a St. Patrick's Day gig in upstate New York and spends the next few days trying to get back to reality. On the way, they encounter pukas, little girl step dancers, tyrannical Comhaltas session players, clueless and keyless singers of "Danny Boy," and even Danu herself (maybe...), all the while defending themselves from offerings of corned beef and cabbage by the locals. The structure of the story is frankly, and with tongue-in-cheek apologies, taken from The Inferno, but the style is completely picaresque. The climax is a hallucinatory brawl featuring all the characters the band has encountered, and ending with an epiphanic parody so hilarious that I couldn't catch my breath for several minutes, I was laughing so hard. A novel Flann O'Brien would have been proud to write.
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9781453838846
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Hyland, Marypat
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Humor : General
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20100931
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