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The Arrival of Fergal Flynn By Brian Kennedy,

  • Title: The Arrival of Fergal Flynn
  • Author: Brian Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780340832301
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • For 16 year old Fergal Flynn, growing up in 1980s Belfast isn t easy His father and brothers despise him he s his mother s favorite one day, her punching bag the next he has no idea what he wants to do with his life and he fancies one of the boys in his class Fergal just wants to belong but knows he never will When handsome young Father Mac arrives in the parish, FerFor 16 year old Fergal Flynn, growing up in 1980s Belfast isn t easy His father and brothers despise him he s his mother s favorite one day, her punching bag the next he has no idea what he wants to do with his life and he fancies one of the boys in his class Fergal just wants to belong but knows he never will When handsome young Father Mac arrives in the parish, Fergal embarks on a whirlwind journey towards a new life As their relationship deepens, he discovers his sexuality, his talent for singing, and the wonderful, terrifying opportunities the world has to offer Funny, tender, and unflinching, this is the story of a young man struggling to find his voice against all the odds.
    The Arrival of Fergal Flynn For year old Fergal Flynn growing up in s Belfast isn t easy His father and brothers despise him he s his mother s favorite one day her punching bag the next he has no idea what he wants to d

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    1. Brian Kennedy was only known to me as a fabulous Irish singer who has performed with the likes of Van Morrison, so when I saw this volume in a British Columbia bookstore I wondered if it was the same person, which of course as it turns out, it is I had no idea he was also a very capable novelist It is hard not to believe that in this coming of age and coming out story he is relating details of his own youth, but even if that is true, the way it is told and the use of language in the telling besp [...]

    2. the time of the troubles, the Arrival of Fergal Flynn is a truly delightful story of triumph over adversity Fergal Flynn is the troubled and lonely sixteen year old son of Paddy and Angela Flynn He is the target of bullies at school His sports mad father and older twin brothers physically abuse him, and he is the constant target of their verbal taunts they consider him girly, a Nancy boy His mother swings between abuse and reliance on his support in times of need He has a crush on a boy at schoo [...]

    3. I had no idea that the author of this book was the singer of the same name It never entered my head there was a connection, as I don t listen to music so I only knew the name I have no idea how good, bad or indifferent a singer he is but he is certainly a very proficient writer Very engaging This book has a cast of supporting characters very few of whom are pleasant or even helpful to Fergal The sad thing is they can be met any day of the week in any family across the country Maybe that s what w [...]

    4. Hey, have you heard the one about the priest and the altar boy OK, so this isn t it, although it veers mighty close and reads like the author s teenage fantasy writ large Sixteen year old Fergal has endured many a knockback in his short life, however with the arrival of a young handsome priest, things change Before too long Father MacManus and Fergal have discovered their mutual feelings for each other and I think you can probably guess where this leads them This is Kennedy s first novel, and wh [...]

    5. Not for the homophobic I thought it was fairly good though Must stop reading books about miserable little boys growing up in Belfast though.

    6. I read this a long time ago and it has stuck with me since being from northern ireland myself I can appreciate how hard it must of been I must say I loved this book.

    7. entertaining read, sad to see how some people behave at times, but in the end a good story was not bothered by the existing moral dilemma in the book but know others that were

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