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Hungry for Home By Cole Moreton

Hungry for Home
by Cole Moreton

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This narrative follows the journey made by a Blasket Island family to mainland Ireland and America. It uncovers the contrast between those who went to America and made new lives of luxury for themselves, and those who stayed in County Kerry, continuing to live almost as their forefathers did.
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Hungry for Home: Leaving the Blaskets - A Journey from the Edge of Ireland by Cole Moreton

For hundreds of years the Irish Island of Great Blasket was home to a community of people who lived without gas, electricity or running water. In 1953 life there became too hard and the island was evacuated. An extraordinary migration took place, the island community relocating almost wholesale to an obscure suburb of an ordinary town in Massachusetts, USA. One family provides the human focus and emotional core to this wider story of emigration. Ceit Kearney stayed in Ireland when her two brothers made the epic journey to America. In their last years they share stories of lives geographically and culturally divided by the Atlantic.

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Hungry for Home: Leaving the Blaskets - A Journey from the Edge of Ireland by Cole Moreton
Cole Moreton
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2001
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