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kindle My Father s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die

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Author : Kevin Toolis Pages : 288 pages Publisher : W&N 2017-09-07 Language : English ISBN-10 : 1474605222 ISBN-13 : 9781474605229

Description Death is a whisper in the Anglo-Saxon world. But on a remote island, off the coast of County Mayo, death has a louder voice. Along with reports of incoming Atlantic storms, the local radio station runs a thrice-daily roll-call of the recently departed. The islanders have no fear of death. They go in great numbers, often with young children, to wake with their dead. They keep vigil through the night with the corpse and share in the sorrow of the bereaved. They bear the burden of the coffin on their shoulders and dig the grave with their own hands. The living and the dead remain


bound together in the Irish Wake - the oldest rite of humanity. In this beautifully written and highly original memoir, he gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, and explores the wider history of the Irish Wake. This hardback book has 276 pages and measures: 22.2 x 14.2 x 2.5cm

kindle My Father s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die  

kindle My Father s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die

kindle My Father s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die  

kindle My Father s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die

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