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Donkey's Years

Donkey's Years

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by Aidan Higgins

Donkey’s Years is the first volume of memoirs from one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Aidan Higgins.

B-format, paperback | 340pp | ISBN: 978-1-90549-493-4 | Release Date: November 2008

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Donkey’s Years is the first volume of memoirs from one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Aidan Higgins. Displaying the wit, sensuality and highly personal style that makes him such a distinct and classic wordsmith, Higgins lays bare his account of his early years growing up Co. Kildare until the time of his family’s eventual economic decline.

Donkey’s Years serves as a literary and sensuous rendering of one man’s life and the forces that compelled him towards a life of letters.

Reviews:

Higgin’s portrait of himself and of his people, embedded in the boggy terrain of history, class, and collective memory, is one of the finest in literature.
— Boston Globe
Leaving down Donkey’s Years at four in the morning after one straight reading I felt exhilarated…Read it and see. Few books inspire like this.
— Dermot Healy
A wondrously evocative masterpiece…a curmudgeonly, lachrymal, comic Hibernian delight.
— Spectator