O'Sullivan's Odyssey

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Moon Donkey Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 747 pages
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A novel of historical fiction, O'Sullivan's Odyssey examines the dynamics and consequences of family dysfunction against the backdrop of the Irish Potato Famine and the American Civil War. It tells the story of D-nal OOSullivan BZara, a young Irishman who seems to be marked for greatness but who cannot overcome his tragic flaw--depression and borderline personality disorder--to attain it.

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User Review  - Leslie Drew - Goodreads

This is a wonderful sweeping tale of O'Sullivan's journey of self understanding. His odyssey takes him from the potato famine in Ireland to America where he is pitted against his countrymen as a confederate soldier, fighting for a cause which he does not believe in. Read full review


PART TWO Summer of the 48
PART THREE The Clan Donal Cam

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Rick Spier was born in Toccoa, Georgia, is proudly of Irish ancestry and has deep roots in the Appalachian highlands. He grew up in Atlanta and is now an expatriate Southerner living in Seattle. Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1978, was the defining experience of his life and opened his eyes to the beauty that surrounds us. His dictum is that life is art and art is life, and his goals are to be a good father, husband, brother and friend, to do no harm, and to learn as much as he can before he dies because, who knows, but that you just might be able to take it with you.

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