Opinion on a new book by Andrew Joyce by Blogger.
Our great white tribe is really kind of small, and not THAT white, often misunderstood, always under (if ever) represented, and we are an archive of stories that will never be told.
Andrew Joyce has done his bit to immortalise a few of us scatterlings that blew over the ocean – In this case, from Ireland to America. It’s certainly worth a look – It’s about people like us.
Scatterlings. We are everywhere. We are typically a resilient lot and have rooted in our new communities without too much fuss. Multiculturism has never affected us, I don’t know why. Perhaps it has something to do with the way we learnt gratitude? First, at our mother’s, gran’s or nanny’s knee – Then bashed into us at some variation of that Mission School that we are proud to have attended.
Who knows? Whatever our background, there is something in it that calls like people together. It hardly seems to matter what sort of experience unites us, it’s enough to acknowledge that people who have bled, starved or lost loved ones to disease together become family – A new tribe joined by unspoken kinship, shared remedies and a distinct, harsh and uncomplicated sense of justice.
Andrew is a great writer. We know this because Peter Walsh says so. Buy it, read it – and tell us about it. You might find yourself or your ancestor in it.
Someone wrote about us. It matters.
Andrew Joyce has done his bit to immortalise a few scatterlings that blew over an ocean. Simple people lived, loved and navigated a strange new world. They are funny, vicious, passionate and full of ideals. They are us in the raw – Without the icing.
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Real ones – I’ve checked.
- “The descriptions of what Devin went through was almost like reading my own ancestors’ past.”
- “Anyone with Irish ancestors – or an interest in Ireland, the old west, and early days of California, will find this book captivating”
- “My Irish Great Grandparents came to America at the same time that Devin Mahoney was making his way.”
Serious about reading. This is amazing value if you are looking for a new hobby – Or fancy going electric.