Climbing Patrick's Mountain: A Novel by Des Kennedy

By Des Kennedy

Climbing Patrick’s Mountain is bestselling writer Des Kennedy’s haunting and stylish story approximately coming to phrases with one’s past.

Expatriate Irishman Patrick Gallagher, an finished yet eccentric breeder of prized roses, returns to eire as a star host to steer a travel of Irish gardens, and hopes to draw the attention of a filthy rich purchaser to donate money to his backyard again domestic. what's deliberate to be a delightful and profitable journey quickly turns into a voyage of overcoming a painful background because the protagonist encounters the very purposes he left eire within the first position. simply as Patrick starts off to reconcile together with his demons, time runs out in a poignant conclusion.

A shiny coming-of-middle-age tale set in today’s eire, Climbing Patrick’s Mountain embraces the contradiction of the Irish sensibility: grand humour within the face of final tragedy.

Show description

Read or Download Climbing Patrick's Mountain: A Novel PDF

Similar coming of age fiction books

Do Not Go Gentle

Lifestyles wasn't continuously this tough for fourteen-year-old Mvelo, who lives along with her mom, Zola within the shacks at the margins of Mkhumbane township. there have been strong instances once they lived with Sipho, Zola's legal professional boyfriend. but if the attractive and mysterious Nonceba Hlathi arrives, Zola has to select.

The Crimson Summer

Love slashers like "Friday the 13th", "Sleepaway Camp", and "The Burning"? Then come trip to Camp Watanka as campers and counselors tackle a danger in contrast to the other. Will they make it to the tip of summer season or will they turn into simply one other sufferer? Summers at Camp Watanka are by no means effortless. The structures are dilapidated and the warmth may be hot, yet for the teenage campers the best risk of all is the social minefield they have to undergo.

The Talisman Cock!

The Talisman Cock! , debut novel from award profitable poet and brief fiction author Henry Joseph Russell, follows sixteen-year-old David Smith, a skilled move kingdom runner from Cape Cod who believes he is dwelling his "Personal future" while he earns a scholarship to a prestigious boarding institution close to Boston.


J'ai compris que l’illusion peut l’emporter sur le possible, mais que dans les faits le possible est très souvent meilleur que l’illusion. Je distingue mieux l. a. différence entre l’illusion et los angeles réalité, et j'ai maintenant une pleine confiance en mes perceptions physiques et mentales. Et j'ai pu constater à quel aspect, j'ai los angeles capacité de me frayer des chemins à travers le chaos.

Extra resources for Climbing Patrick's Mountain: A Novel

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 38 votes