By Anthony Caplan
Billy Kagan lands within the eire of the Celtic Tiger with the belief of escaping the earlier, 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. in its place he falls into the clutches of insurgent environmentalists and occasions start to spiral in ever-tighter circles. less than the assumed identify of Bert Smith, knowledgeable on migratory seabirds within the hire of the hot York Zoological Society, Kagan turns into our greatest desire 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 via Anthony Caplan deals up an exciting combination 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 previous, we get a glimpse of an eire infrequently available to the surveryor of latest fiction. A land the place the myths and goals of the previous are less than siege from an encroaching and homogenizing prosperity, let alone overseas drug smuggling and microwave radiation. within the strategy, Caplan holds up a reflect to the cracks within the American dream.
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Birdman by Anthony Caplan