Peter Walsh

Growing up in Ireland, Johnnys family is complex and full of spirit. It features an intricate tapestry of characters, from Johnny himself (a bewildered child trying to make sense of the world), to Granny (who is more streetwise than the family gives her credit for) to Annie, a regular at the familys pub. As Johnny tries to understand what the adults are talking about, the family deals with their day-to-day issues, a mysterious donation, and the difficult end of a Catholic marriage. In telling Johnnys story, Peter Walsh reflects perfectly what its like to grow up in a world where adults are trying to protect their children from the harsh realities of life. Set in the 1950s, this tale is a glimpse of passions spent and the story of an Ireland that is now gone.