October 1992. An ageing hippie gatecrashes a whist drive in the parish hall. He gets talking to Colm Herron, pillar of the church and chief organizer of fundraising activities for the local priests.
Their conversation about the Swinging Sixties and the Summer of Love is an earthquake for Colm who lived through the Sixties without actually being aware that they were happening. He broods for the next twenty years over what might have been. Till finally in 2012 he sits down to rewrite history, taking care to change his identity in the process so as not to spoil his good name.
The story he writes is contained between the covers of this book.
Further Adventure of James Joyce
James Joyce decides the time is right to return from the dead and make one last comeback. But when he gets to Dublin he's hounded by the critics so he heads north to try his luck in Troubles-torn Derry. There amid the bombs and bullets he falls in love with the beautiful nymphomaniac Melanie Muldoon who finds James unbelievably cute and loves him back with everything she's got.
But Melanie soon tires of being frisked by British soldiers in the dark streets of Derry and the lovers leave the shores of Ireland for mainland Europe. And it is in Europe that James writes his final masterpiece - Further Adventures of James Joyce.
For I Have Sinned
“I’m going to kill them in the College chapel.”
A boy sits in his front living-room contemplating multiple murder. And so begins the extraordinary and compelling story of an Irish teenager buffeted by Church, state, school and family. The story that he tells is manic, touching and hilarious and marks the arrival of a new and exhilarating Irish writer.
The year is 1968. Jeremiah Coffey is a twenty-seven-year-old teacher – Catholic, conservative and plagued by guilt on account of his relationship with a beautiful bisexual called Aisling O’Connor.
Aisling is everything that Jeremiah is not – feisty and radical, angry and committed. She is a leading figure in the Irish civil rights movement and is planning to help organize a potentially explosive protest march inspired by the US black civil rights activists’ Selma to Montgomery marches of three years before. The scene is set for a brutal confrontation to match the 1965 Bloody Sunday in Selma.