By Anthony Caplan
Billy Kagan lands within the eire of the Celtic Tiger with the belief of escaping the prior, if just for a quick second of blessed reduction from the undesirable good fortune and distress that turns out to puppy him like a curse within the blood. as an alternative he falls into the clutches of insurgent environmentalists and occasions start to spiral in ever-tighter circles. below the assumed identify of Bert Smith, a professional on migratory seabirds within the hire of the hot 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 through Anthony Caplan deals up an exciting mix of voices, Irish, English, American, female and male, in a story that could be a well timed transforming of the picaresque. As Kagan travels the land looking for peace of brain from the ravages of his prior, we get a glimpse of an eire rarely obtainable to the surveryor of latest fiction. A land the place the myths and desires of the prior are below siege from an encroaching and homogenizing prosperity, let alone foreign drug smuggling and microwave radiation. within the approach, Caplan holds up a reflect to the cracks within the American dream.
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Birdman by Anthony Caplan