Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Hitching for Hope: A Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Ireland
A modern travel tale--part personal pilgrimage, part political quest--that captures the power of human resilience McKiernan sticks his thumb out, and somehow a healthy dose of humanity manages to roll up alongside him. . . . This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility. -- Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon . Following the collapse of Ireland's Celtic Tiger economy, social activist Ruair McKiernan questions whether he should join the mounting number of emigrants searching for greater opportunity elsewhere. McKiernan embarks on a hitchhiking odyssey with no money, no itinerary and no idea where he might end up each night. His mission: to give voice to those emerging from one of the most painful periods of economic and social turmoil in Ireland's history. Engaging, provocative and sincere, Hitching for Hope is a testimony to the spirit of Ireland. It is an inspirational manifesto for hope and healing in troubled times.