Two buskers, a guitarist and a fiddler, travel from New York to Paris to play their music on the streets and in the metro cars. They encounter some old friends from the international street music... More > scene and Jimmy Devine, one of the travellers, has a sudden desirte to stay in Paris and resume his old bohemian life. Problem is he has started to establish himself as a singer in the Irish pubs in New York and has signed a contract to record music for a movie soundtrack back in the Big Apple! When he reconnects with his old girlfriend Celine and starts falling in love with her again, he realises he has an important decision to make regarding his entire future...< Less
A New York novel must have many characters, because NYC is such a vast and populous city.
So welcome to The Pubs Of New York!
As the title suggests, this novel is mostly set on the New York Irish Pub... More > scene, with brief forays into a Croatian restaurant in Harlem!
The characters are mostly Irish people, trying to make their way in NYC...
One night, by chance, most of the novels characters converge in the Nook bar in the Bronx. Here an argument breaks out between Dessy Whelan, an ex IRA man who works as a brickie, and Frank Molone, an NYPD cop. They are in love with the same girl, who happens to work behind the bar in the Nook!
Their argument leads to tragedy, and the events of that night later bring all the characters together in the most unexpected of ways...
The Pubs Of New York is based around a true story< Less
Jimmy Devine goes home to Ireland from Paris to settle down and get a proper job. But he can't settle down. He gets a job as a teacher in a rural school in the 'middle of nowhere', but memories of... More > the free and easy life he had in Paris haunt his dreams. His ex girlfriend comes to visit from Paris and while travelling together in Connemara Jimmy suddenly realises he has a big decision to make! Love and adventure in Paris, or a dull but comfortable existence in rural Ireland...< Less
Fifteen year old Eoin Grady spikes his hair and dons a pair of doc marten boots, thereby launching his punkrocker's rebellion against his conservative minded parents. With his 'mod' friend Bozo, Eoin... More > wanders the streets of his home town of Baile every night, looking for adventure. He finds plenty of adventure when he lands a job as a DJ in the local pirate radio station. His rebellion leads him to the discovery of a darker, more sinister side to life in Baile...
'McCabe's gentle recollections spring eternal'-Cahir O Doherty, Irish Voice, New York.< Less