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The Resource Midlife Irish : discovering my family and myself, Frank Gannon

Midlife Irish : discovering my family and myself, Frank Gannon

Label
Midlife Irish : discovering my family and myself
Title
Midlife Irish
Title remainder
discovering my family and myself
Statement of responsibility
Frank Gannon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Exploring the themes of family love, loss, and national identity, the author describes his journey to Ireland to reconnect with his Irish identity, rediscover his parents' past, and define its links to his future
  • In a moving, uproarious, and uniquely entertaining memoir, popular essayist Frank Gannon combines acerbic wit, personal revelation, and ten thousand years of history in a trans-Atlantic quest to discover what it is to be an Irish American in the new millennium. Immigrants Bernard and Annie Gannon never talked about their Irish past. So when Francis Xavier Gannon was growing up in 1950s New Jersey, his parents' native land was but a dim, distant mystery... Today Gannon is a middle-aged, irreverent Catholic who prefers Springsteen to Celtic Moods, can't dance a jig, and hates eating potatoes. Does that make him a bad Irish American? Or a typical one? With both parents dead, there's only one place Gannon could go to answer this question and find the missing pieces of his own heritage -- Planet Green. The Emerald Isle. Eire. Once there, his search to learn about the lives of young Bernard Gannon and Annie Forde became a quest to discover himself. -- Publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gannon, Frank
Dewey number
  • 305.891/62073/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA978.2
LC item number
.G36 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gannon, Frank
  • Gannon, Frank
  • Irish Americans
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Midlife Irish : discovering my family and myself, Frank Gannon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Epic Journey
  • 5.
  • The Promised Land
  • 6.
  • Brave New World
  • 7.
  • Unfortunately England
  • 8.
  • Becoming a Tourist
  • 9.
  • On the Beach
  • What Are You Doing for Potatoes?
  • 10.
  • Catholics at Large
  • 11.
  • Alcohol and the Irish Person
  • 12.
  • Dublin: End of Days
  • 13.
  • Mom and Dad
  • 1.
  • Icebergs
  • 2.
  • Irish DNA
  • 3.
  • Green Simians Within
  • 4.
Control code
ocm50606465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780446526784
Lccn
2002033104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)50606465
Label
Midlife Irish : discovering my family and myself, Frank Gannon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Epic Journey
  • 5.
  • The Promised Land
  • 6.
  • Brave New World
  • 7.
  • Unfortunately England
  • 8.
  • Becoming a Tourist
  • 9.
  • On the Beach
  • What Are You Doing for Potatoes?
  • 10.
  • Catholics at Large
  • 11.
  • Alcohol and the Irish Person
  • 12.
  • Dublin: End of Days
  • 13.
  • Mom and Dad
  • 1.
  • Icebergs
  • 2.
  • Irish DNA
  • 3.
  • Green Simians Within
  • 4.
Control code
ocm50606465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780446526784
Lccn
2002033104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)50606465

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