Item description for Drifting with the River Gods by Martin...
This chronicle about a river and river people is a cross between Cannery Row and Huckleberry Finn. Rivers have been magnets for young boys who as grown men never lose their love of them. Young Martin Quigley had an uncle, an expert boatman and fisherman, who reared him and introduced him to trout and salmon angling, and to life, in their backyard river, the Suir (Waterford and Tipperary). This memoir is about one idyllic Irish summer in 1961 when eleven-year old Martin finds happiness, but it's laced with sadness and despair. This is a world of rogues and poachers, mavericks and bailiffs: two rascals who would kill for a feed of eels; three brothers who loved the river and thought they knew it all; Harry, who abandoned fishing because of ghostly visions; and Dalt, an outstanding angler always fighting against the drink. Martin Quigley, who teaches at the Waterford Institute of Technology, has written a soulful and reflective tale for all who love the peace and satisfaction a river and a rod can magically bestow.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.84" Width: 4.92" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2003
Publisher Collins Pr
ISBN 1903464420 ISBN13 9781903464427
Availability 0 units.
More About Martin
William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, an award-winning PBS documentary, and a cult classic horror movie, too. His first novel, Back Bay, introduced treasure hunting hero Peter Fallon, who has now appeared in five novels, and spent fourteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. SInce then Martin has been telling stories of the great and the anonymous in American history, from the Pilgrims to 9/11. His novels, including Cape Cod, Annapolis, City of Dreams, and The Lincoln Letter, have established him as "a storyteller whose smootness equals his ambition" (Publisher's Weekly). He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region."