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A Monk Swimming By Malachy McCourt

A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt

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An entertaining memoir of a rollicking life in New York of an Irish immigrant.

A Monk Swimming Summary

A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt

An entertaining memoir of a rollicking life in New York of an Irish immigrant.

The title is derived from the young Malachy's mishearing of the words 'amongst women' in Hail Mary.

Malachy McCourt, younger brother to Frank, had his childhood portrayed in the much loved best-selling book, Angela's Ashes. Here he tells the story of his own hell-raising days when he left Ireland and went in search of fame, fortune and fun in New York.

The Exuberance of the Irish lifestyle in New York is matched with the scenes of rollercoaster emotional life, and a fair amount of alcohol.

A MONK SWIMMING, the story of a life lived uproariously, is light-hearted and immensely readable, outrageous and comic

A Monk Swimming Reviews

'One of the funniest books I've ever read. Everyone should rush to buy it'
Irish News

'A drunken exhilarating version of the American dream'
The Observer

'One grows to like Mr McCourt for his honesty, sympathise with him for his struggle... and laugh and sweat with him when the authorities seem to be closing in... a funny, oddly winning book'
New York Times

About Malachy McCourt

Malachy McCourt, barman, actor, raconteur, is Frank's (Angela's Ashes) younger brother. He is married and lives in New York.

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A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
Short-listed for Best of the Bestsellers 1998
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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