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Aileach (Irish Edition) by Jackie Mac Donncha

By Jackie Mac Donncha

The eire of the Nineteen Thirties is an unforgiving position for a pregnant single eighteen-year-old. Bríd's child dies in the course of labour yet she continues to be pressured to to migrate as a result of social stigma. Will a brand new lifestyles in the US be a brand new starting or will the disgrace and heartbreak of domestic hang-out Bríd perpetually? Jackie Mac Donncha has produced and chronicled an enthralling and very own trip during this novella.

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She parked outside the motel door and he led her inside and down a half-flight of stairs to the lounge. It smelled stale and sticky, but it was warm and there was a flask of coffee on the machine behind the bar. He pointed at it, and then at himself and Froelich, and the barman got busy. Then he walked to a corner booth and slid in across the vinyl with his back to the wall and the whole room in sight. Old habits. Froelich clearly had the same habits because she did the same thing, so they ended up close together and side by side.

Then he went to his room and bit off all the tags and put his new clothes on. Transferred all his pocket junk across and threw his summer gear in the trash and looked himself over in the long mirror behind the closet door. Grow a beard and get some sunglasses and I could walk all the way to the North Pole, he thought. Froelich heard about the proposed wire transfer eleven minutes later. Closed her eyes for a second and clenched her hands in triumph and then reached behind her and pulled a map of the eastern seaboard off a shelf.

Dialed his bank from memory and gave his password and arranged for five hundred bucks to be wired to Western Union in Atlantic City by close of business. Then he went to his room and bit off all the tags and put his new clothes on. Transferred all his pocket junk across and threw his summer gear in the trash and looked himself over in the long mirror behind the closet door. Grow a beard and get some sunglasses and I could walk all the way to the North Pole, he thought. Froelich heard about the proposed wire transfer eleven minutes later.

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