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Kevin O'Hara Book Talk on "Last of the Donkey Pilgrims"

Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 – 8pm


It is 1979. O'Hara is a young man semi-fresh from Vietnam, an American in Ireland with an idea: take a donkey and a cart around Eire's circumference. This notion comes to him in a pub.  It is a slow and marvelous journey under dove-gray skies and beside forlorn Norman towers, through the "hollow bright fog" of sun and mist, reeling from the collywobbles of a bad bottle of stout, along a pilgrim's path of holy wells and beehive cells. It took newcomer O'Hara 25 years to compose this poke at Ireland's edge, time for the events to become burnished. His writing is all the better for it; like the Irish fog, it's both glowing and lightly pushed by an unacknowledged melancholy.
 This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries.

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