Tarry Flynn

by Patrick Kavanagh


Tarry Flynn | 9780141183619 | Patrick Kavanagh

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:28/09/2000 by Penguin Books Ltd


He did not ask things to have a meaning or to tell a story. To be was the only story

A semi-autobiographical novel from the author of The Green Fool and The Great Hunger

A man’s mother can be a terrible burden sometimes. For Tarry Flynn – poet, farmer and lover-from-afar of beautiful young virgins – the responsibility of family, farm, poetic inspiration and his own unyielding lust is a heavy one. The only solution is to rise above all – or escape over the nearest horizon.

Patrick Kavanagh’s Tarry Flynn is an idyllic and beautifully evocative account of life as it was lived in Ireland in the 1930s.