Hitching for Hope

Hitching for Hope A Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Ireland

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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 Ruairì 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.


Book information

ISBN: 9781603589574
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.09415
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 220
Weight: 384g
Height: 153mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 20mm