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A Monk Swimming Book Review Summary

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Malachy McCourt, Frank's brother, writes his memoir. Like his brother he left his childhood poverty in Limerick for New York. There he found himself a place in the saloons as a bartender and story teller. He appeared on stage and television performing the works of Irish authors like James Joyce. Later he found himself in trouble with the law, and spent some time traveling around the world on the run.

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   bartender Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Irish Gender/Class story?    -   immigrant story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes ethnic of society (outside)    -   American (northeast) Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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