Minor Monuments

by Ian Malaney

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Minor Monuments | 9781916434202

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ISBN:9781916434202

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:28/03/2019 by Tramp Press

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MICHEL DEON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUTLER LITERARY AWARD

SHORTLISTED FOR AN IRISH BOOK AWARD

During the final two or three years of his life, I made many surreptitious recordings of John Joe as he sat by the fire. He was in the process of forgetting almost everything he?d ever known. He was fading out of the world and I wanted to record whatever it was he might say before it was too late ?

Set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog, a few miles from the river Shannon, Minor Monuments is a collection of essays unfolding from the landscape of the Irish midlands. Taking in the physical and philosophical power of sound and music, and the effects of Alzheimer?s disease on a family, Ian Maleney questions the nature of home, memory, and the complex nature of belonging.

A thought-provoking and quietly devastating meditation on family and loss. With echoes of Tim Robinson, Tara Westover and John Berger, Minor Monuments is a beautiful and unique literary experience.