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The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass

Dermot Bolger

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A story of love, family, friendship, turbulent economic times… and Thierry Henry’s left hand.

A story of love, family, friendship, turbulent economic times… and Thierry Henry's left hand. Dermot Bolger's acclaimed

The Parting Glass is set on the infamous night when Thierry Henry caused Ireland's World Cup exit with two illegal flicks of his wrist. Bolger uses Henry's sleight of hand as a metaphor for the deceptions practised on Irish people during the Celtic Tiger. After emigrating to seek work in the 1980s - a journey charted in Bolger's earlier classic play, In High Germany - Eoin made a new life in Germany. In this standalone sequel, Eoin returns to Ireland with his wife and son at the height of the boom, and just in time for the bust.

The Parting Glass reflects the recurrent pattern of emigration amongst Ireland's present generation - a cycle considered banished forever.

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Author Dermot Bolger
Publisher New Island
Publication date 1 Jun 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781848400917

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