Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America (Signed copy)
Signed by Joseph O'Connor
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 367pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Joseph O'Connor.
Joseph O'Connor's love affair with all things American led to an extraordinary tour of the United States to visit the nine different towns called Dublin, as well as some of the great cities and tiny hamlets in between. Along the way he wittily deconstructs the legends of a whole pantheon of Irish American heroes, from John F. Kennedy to Billy the Kid, and takes a quick detour to finally answer that most important question: was Elvis really Irish? The result is a hilarious, poignant and unforgettable book that celebrates the breathtaking diversity of the Irish influence on America and actually manages to find a town called Dublin, somewhere on the planet, that doesn't have one single pub within its limits...
The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has some light creasing to the spine and a hint of fading but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.