Like a Tree Cut Back

Like a Tree Cut Back

By Michael McCarthy



Like a Tree Cut Back weaves a memoir of Michael McCarthy from his boyhood in rural Ireland - overshadowed by an incident that resulted in the death of his brother - to his journey towards priesthood and poetry. Interspersed throughout is a brief history of Carlow College, 19th Century Catholic Ireland's answer to Trinity College, Dublin, and - as McCarthy shows - a training ground for priests, apostles and rebels. Part history, part memoir and part meditation, this outstanding book of poetry and prose confirms Michael McCarthy as a powerful storyteller and an acute observer of the human condition.

ISBN: 9781912196364


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