Martin McKenna’s memoir captured my interest from the start and held it to the end. 1970’s Ireland was not a welcoming place for a child with ADHD, a German mother and a drunk father. Top it off with being left-handed in a Catholic school and misery ensues. To escape the vicious bullies – peers, teachers, parent, Martin decides to live rough. He befriends a band of stray dogs and begins to study their behavior. As he learns how the dogs communicate and get along he learns how to get along with the people in his own world.
I truly hope McKenna continues to write about his experiences.
Date finished: July 15,2014
Publication date: September 2, 2014