Floating Down the Liffey

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iUniverse, Jan 24, 2006 - Fiction
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It's a simple plan for each of them. Cathal wants money, Anto wants money and to be with Laura, and Laura wants to escape a life of poverty.

Life however is never that simple.

The three young Dubliners slide down the road of improvisedcrime in an effort to realize their dreams. In a cascade ofclueless effort and bizarre schemes, the three slip further into crime andthe strange life of the Irish underworld.

Unlike the boys, however, Laura has a plan for getting out before she gets in over her head. All she has to do is stay the course until that one big score that will give her a way out of crime and poverty. Sooner or later they have to get there, right? Anto and Cathal have it sussed: after all, how difficult could crime be? The police, their fellow criminals, and those who would not be conned all contribute to the answer as the trio and their friends scramble onwards.

'Turlough O'Neill's keen ear for dialogue and cynical affection for his home country make "Floating down the Liffey" a delightful romp through Dublin's grimy streets, mingling scrupulously realistic description and expression with the ironic charm of true Irish humour."-Stephan Grundy, best-selling author of "Rhinegold."

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