Portobello nestles on the edge of Dublin city center, just inside the canal. Portobello Notebook recounts stories of characters from the area who are on the edge of life and that don't quite fit.
Through the author's eyes, and through the eyes of his other characters, we follow his progress from the first story, 'Settling In', to the final one, 'Mr Pock'.
Old friends are met, in loss or renewal, making or trying to make fresh starts, or looking back though the glass of time.
Disappointment, happiness, uncertainty lead to the realization that this place has become - what the author had always thought was elsewhere - his home. Written over the past thirty years, these earnest and deeply human anecdotes form a greater story - of one man's life in one place.
|Publication date||28 Feb 2012|
|Format||Paperback with flaps|