Castles & Ruins: Unraveling Family Mysteries & Literary Legacy in the Irish Countryside
Decades after spending a summer in the Irish countryside with her parents-author Deborah Love and National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen-Rue takes her young family back to Ireland to revisit locales from that season in the sixties. As a guide, she has her mother's poetic book, Annaghkeen, named for the castle that overlooked their home in Galway.
What begins as a simple, nostalgic trip quickly becomes something far more complex. As Rue approaches Annaghkeen Castle and digs deeper into her parents' literary legacy, a trove of memories is unearthed, forcing her to reckon with a childhood fraught with the stormy energy of two brilliant parents often at odds with each other and their children.
Both a rich and informative travelogue and a profoundly emotional memoir, Castles & Ruins celebrates the triumph of creative success while frankly appraising the often-terrible costs a family must pay for it.
- Publisher: Latah Books
- Publish Date: Feb 20th, 2024
- Pages: 254
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.58in - 0.64lb
- EAN: 9781957607252
- Categories: • Literary Figures• Europe - Ireland• Memoirs
About the Author
"Matthiessen's powerful storytelling vividly portrays her childhood and coming-of-age years....thought-provoking and moving."
--Edith Wairimu, Readers' Favorite