The Legend of Icarus O’toole

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A satirical love story about an innocent child of nature, who falls victim to his own eccentric, even slapstick ways. Born on the beautiful and wild Achill Island, free as a bird, with a predilection for chasing about naked on the high cliffs of Croaghaun, his carefree life slowly gathers momentum, then races around like an out of control roller-coaster. After tragic circumstances that have him locked up for ten years in a mental institution, he is released to begin his new career as a performance artist. His new life takes ridiculous twists and turns, and has him on the run for crimes of obscenity and indecent behaviour.

Description

The Legend of Icarus O’Toole is a satirical love story about an innocent child of nature, who falls victim to his own eccentric, even slapstick ways. Born on the beautiful and wild Achill Island, free as a bird, with a predilection for chasing about naked on the high cliffs of Croaghaun, his carefree life slowly gathers momentum, then races around like an out of control roller-coaster. After tragic circumstances that have him locked up for ten years in a mental institution, he is released to begin his new career as a performance artist. His new life in – as he describes it – “Feculent Art” takes ridiculous twists and turns, and has him on the run for crimes of obscenity and indecent behaviour. Appalled by his growing fan base, the self-appointed snobs and guardians of polite society and the arts are determined to bring the incredible flying man of Achill down to earth. “Blakey is one of the world’s great watercolour artists?” Eoghan Harris, Irish Senator, Sunday Independent”A man of genius” Rowan Hand, Rte1 (Ireland’s national broadcaster)”Behind these captivating creations lies the prolific hand of a master.” Mickey McDonnell, Northern Standard

Additional information

Weight0.618 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.6 × 2.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

200

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K