I Am Lewy


This is the first appearance in English of six-year-old Lewy and his unique, impressionistic account of a tumultuous few months in the early 1920s.

At the fair with his demobbed, slightly shellshocked father, under his seamstress mother’s table while she measures the clients, minding his siblings on the Green across from the Workhouse, entangled with memories of ‘Brazenface’ Rosaleen McNally in the Enclosure by the Earl’s Wood, and the skeleton in the sandpit, he tries to get his head around it all.

A vivid, warm voice brought to us from the Irish by Mícheál Ó hAodha in this translation of Eoghan Ó Tuairisc’s novella, An Lomnochtán (1977).

The original Irish text, An Lomnochtán, may be bought from Cló Iar-Chonnacht.

Cover design by Niall McCormack.

Original language: IrishISBN: 9781739842307Format: B-format HardbackPages: 112Weight: 105 g