The Stream of Everything

19.67

In the midst of Lockdown, confined to his local area, John Connell canoes his local river. During his meander downstream, John (author of the bestselling memoir, The Cow Book) reflects on his travels, his past relationships and his battle with depression, as well as on Irish folklore, geopolitics and philosophy.

‘Quietly triumphant.’ Donal Ryan

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Weight0.5 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.5 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.812 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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‘Quietly triumphant.’ Donal Ryan

 

‘Ambitious and gentle.’ Belinda McKeon

 

‘A terrific book.’ Michael Harding

 

In May 2020, John Connell finds himself, like so many others, confined to his local area, the opportunity to freely travel and socialise cut short. His attention turns to the Camlin river – an ever-present source of life for his town’s inhabitants and, for John, a site of boyhood adventure, first love, family history and local legend.

 

He decides to canoe its course with his friend, Sunday Times journalist Peter Geoghegan, a two-day trip requiring physical exertion and mental resilience. As the world grows still around them, the river continues to teem with life – a symphony of buzzing mayfly and jumping trout. During their meander downstream, John reflects on his life: his travels, his past relationships and his battle with depression, as well as on Irish folklore, geopolitics and philosophy.

 

The Stream of Everything is both a reverie and a celebration of close observation; a winding, bucolic account of the summer we discovered home.

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.812 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K