Donkey’s Years is the first volume of memoirs from one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Aidan Higgins. Displaying the wit, sensuality and highly personal style that makes him such a distinct and classic wordsmith, Higgins lays bare his account of his early years growing up Co. Kildare until the time of his family’s eventual economic decline.
Donkey’s Years serves as a literary and sensuous rendering of one man’s life and the forces that compelled him towards a life of letters.
‘Higgin’s portrait of himself and of his people, embedded in the boggy terrain of history, class, and collective memory, is one of the finest in literature’ – Boston Globe
‘Leaving down Donkey’s Years at four in the morning after one straight reading I felt exhilarated…Read it and see. Few books inspire like this’ – Dermot Healy
‘A wondrously evocative masterpiece…a curmudgeonly, lachrymal, comic Hibernian delight’ – Spectator
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