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By J. P. Donleavy

A Fairy story of latest York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.

Returning from research in another country, Cornelius Christian enters customs together with his baggage and his useless spouse. His first come upon in long island is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial bills. during his tasks he meets the attractive Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's lifeless physique. even though, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court docket.

Cornelius Christian wanders during the nice unhappy cathedral that's long island, studying the human in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat ingesting from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a highway nook purely to finish up struggling with his means out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of catastrophe. A Fairytale of recent York is the radical whose identify encouraged the Pogues' music, stated as 'the top Christmas music ever'

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ISBN: 0451201345
EAN: 9780451201348
ASIN: 0451201345
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: 2001-07-01
Number of Pages: 400
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Maybe they’re rich,” whispered a third woman. Her name was Euphinia, and she’d made fast friends with the fourth woman, Grace. The two of them were the oldest of the bunch. Both must’ve been in their sixties. They held hands tightly, and this made them look like a pair of schoolgirls. “Then maybe we’ll get rich too,” Grace added. The last of us was Sunny. That’s how she introduced herself, and that’s all she wanted to be called. First name or last? I didn’t ask. She was even burlier than Peach Tree, so I didn’t push.

I have heard it. Everything it says is true.

I blew on the paper to dry it. The cursive was small, but neat, legible. The wooden door swung open. I heard its steel handle clang against the stone wall. I paid no more attention to Cheryl because now I could read the two lines of the note: You made a promise in Cedar Rapids in 2002. Time to honor it. Without thinking, purely automatic, I walked back into that filthy toilet stall and flushed the note away. But not the ticket. 2 THREE DAYS I thought about that note. Thought about it, repeated it in my mind, tried to forget it.

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