The Confessions of Nipper Mooney

The Confessions of Nipper Mooney On a day when a dazzling morning sun invites him out to the green meadows of Kildura Nipper Mooney experiences both the phenomenon of lost time and the death of his father These mysteries frame this

  • Title: The Confessions of Nipper Mooney
  • Author: Ed Kavanagh
  • ISBN: 9781894294287
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • On a day when a dazzling morning sun invites him out to the green meadows of Kildura, Nipper Mooney experiences both the phenomenon of lost time and the death of his father These mysteries frame this vibrant first novel Set in a farming community adjacent to St John s, Newfoundland, The Confessions of Nipper Mooney is a rich evocation of life in the 1950s and 60s SearOn a day when a dazzling morning sun invites him out to the green meadows of Kildura, Nipper Mooney experiences both the phenomenon of lost time and the death of his father These mysteries frame this vibrant first novel Set in a farming community adjacent to St John s, Newfoundland, The Confessions of Nipper Mooney is a rich evocation of life in the 1950s and 60s Searching and sensitive, Nipper is full of questions about everything from fairy lore to the nature of the souls of trout and horses He finds a kindred spirit in Brendan, Kildura s loner and mystic.But this story is far from a rural idyll Nipper s mother, feeling the need for both a solid education and male role models, sends him off to All Angels, a St John s school run by the Christian Brothers Here, Nipper struggles with an education system deeply rooted in draconian discipline and steeped in the kind of Catholicism that leads him to and questions In this claustrophobic and often violent world, Nipper survives by becoming a reader and a dreamer, and by developing a scrappy toughness.

    One thought on “The Confessions of Nipper Mooney”

    1. Delightful coming-of-age story about growing up Catholic inNewfoundland. Kind of like Canada's answer to Angela's Ashes. ;-)Engaging characters, wonderful prose. Completely enjoyable, and highlyrecommended.

    2. Absolutely delightful find! For anyone with any familiarity with Newfoundland, it is bang on: hilarious, touching, shocking, with the most wonderful turns of phrase and descriptions.

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