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Darling Jim

Darling Jim
Christian Moerk
Henry Holt & Co.
Publish date: 2009-03-31
$25.00
9780805089479
Hardcover
Available
Review date: 8/5/2009

Synopsis:

Darling Jim is a dark, seductive book where the lines between reality and Irish folklore blur.

Review:

The story begins with a quirky little postman, Desmond, finding the diary of Fiona Walsh in the dead letter bin in a small town post office in County Kildare, Ireland. The year 2000. Were Desmond not naively willing to trade his sanity to unravel events surrounding the demise of the Walsh sisters the real of events of darling Jim's descent upon their town may never have come to light.

After losing their parents in a bizarre explosion during their young teen years, the Walsh sisters were sent to live with Aunt Miora. This seems to have continued in relative peace, that is until the appearance of the seductive, itinerant story teller Darling Jim. He spoke of men and wolves, of hunters becoming the hunted, of kings and persecution, of murder. He traveled town to town and pub to pub, imparting his Irish mythology to transfixed audiences, leaving in his wake confused and delusional women. When Darling Jim descends upon the Walsh sister's hometown of castletownberre, enchanting audiences as well as the reader with his macabre sagas, it is the beginning of the end. It is here where his long trail of evil deeds begins to unravel. The cost is the sanity of several and death of many...

Darling Jim is an original, dangerous tale with an ending that feels like a knife being wrenched in your gut. Absolutely fascinating!

   
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