Hitching For Hope: A Journey Into The Heart And Soul Of Ireland

June 12, 2020|
Hitching For Hope: A Journey Into The Heart And Soul Of Ireland by Ruairí Mckiernan
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#1 Irish Times Bestseller!

A modern travel tale—part personal pilgrimage, part political quest—that captures the power of human resilience

"McKiernan sticks his thumb out, and somehow a healthy dose of humanity manages to roll up alongside him. . . . This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility."Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon

Following the collapse of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger economy, social activist Ruairí McKiernan questions whether he should join the mounting number of emigrants searching for greater opportunity elsewhere. McKiernan embarks on a hitchhiking odyssey with no money, no itinerary and no idea where he might end up each night. His mission: to give voice to those emerging from one of the most painful periods of economic and social turmoil in Ireland’s history. Engaging, provocative and sincere, Hitching for Hope is a testimony to the spirit of Ireland. It is an inspirational manifesto for hope and healing in troubled times.

 

Ruairí McKiernan is a renowned Irish social campaigner, Fulbright scholar, former Presidential appointee to Ireland’s Council of State, and European Director of the American nonprofit Narrative 4. He is also the host of the popular Love and Courage podcast, founder of the pioneering SpunOut.ie national youth charity, and a found...
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Title:Hitching For Hope: A Journey Into The Heart And Soul Of Ireland
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9.2 X 6.1 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.2 X 6.1 X 0.8 in
Published:June 12, 2020
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781603589574

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