By Anthony Caplan
Billy Kagan lands within the eire of the Celtic Tiger with the belief of escaping the previous, if just for a short second of blessed reduction from the undesirable success and distress that turns out to puppy him like a curse within the blood. in its place he falls into the clutches of insurgent environmentalists and occasions start to spiral in ever-tighter circles. below the assumed identify of Bert Smith, knowledgeable on migratory seabirds within the hire of the recent York Zoological Society, Kagan turns into our greatest wish for sanity opposed to the ravages of post-modern ennui, and angst as he struggles to discover solace and love within the speedily fading Celtic twilight.
This novel via Anthony Caplan deals up an fascinating combination of voices, Irish, English, American, female and male, in a story that may be a well timed transforming of the picaresque. As Kagan travels the land looking for peace of brain from the ravages of his previous, we get a glimpse of an eire hardly obtainable to the surveryor of up to date fiction. A land the place the myths and goals of the earlier are lower than siege from an encroaching and homogenizing prosperity, let alone overseas drug smuggling and microwave radiation. within the procedure, Caplan holds up a replicate to the cracks within the American dream.
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