A Memoir Of A Childhood
A sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s. It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brought the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.
A glorious book created out of terrible circumstances.
Now a major motion picture.
Winner 1997 Pulitzer Prize