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A Very Strange Man by Alannah Hopkin

A Very Strange Man: A Memoir of Aidan Higgins

Alannah Hopkin

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Imprint: New Island Books
Publisher: New Island Books
Publication date: 23 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781848407930

All his life he was obsessed by memory: 'Is the memory of things better than the things themselves?'

4 stars out of 5
Colm Toibin
24 Apr 2021

"Alannah Hopkin is clear-eyed and candid on her life in Kinsale with fellow writer Higgins"

In A Very Strange Man, Hopkin is unflinching about how hard things became, but there is another side of the book that does justice to the adventure on which she embarked when she met Aidan Higgins in 1986. She emphasises in a tone that is clear-eyed and candid, but generous too and wise, how vivid those years seem; they are rich and textured as she recreates them here.

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