“He had himself a belly-full of laughs before buying the Dublin Wit a pint of Christmas cheer.” Filmed at Culture Rapide, a hive for poets and performers in Paris’ Belleville quarter. This snippet from Maria’s book is a light, entertaining moment, set in a Dublin pub. It contrasts starkly with the poignant descriptions of death and paradise later.
“Death is the moment dying ends. It is as much part of life as birth is”.
“What do you call a runaway priest?
A roaming catholic.
How do you get a sister pregnant?
Dress her as a choir boy!”
“Hey Gorgeous, you look great in orange.
Juicy! May I peel you?”
—Extract, page 182
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