An Irish Christmas Feast

The Best of John B. Keane
Author(s): John B. Keane
Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2011
Product Number: EB00748935
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781628731804
Publisher: Skyhorse
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This bountiful collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland's liveliest and most popular writers offers holiday charm and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful. Drawing on the rich folk culture of County Kerry, John B. Keane brings new life to old customs in his portrayals of not-so-ordinary country people during the Christmas season. Keane revisits the Christmases celebrated by characters like Dotie Tupper and Johnny Naile, the doughty Canon Doyle and deaf Canon Cornelius Coodle, the amiable spendthrift aenias Mackson, and Hiccups O'Reilly, who disappears one Christmas Eve for seven years. Keane bears delightful witness to the trials and triumphs of the inhabitants of County Kerry, Ireland.