Long Time, No See by Dermot HealyLong Time, No See introduces us to the unforgettable world of Mister Psyche .
In the isolated coastal townland of Ballintra in the Northwest of Ireland Recent school-leaver, occasional worker, full-time companion and Malibu-provider to Uncle Joe-Joe and his friend, The Blackbird, Psyche is a boy on the cusp of adulthood, undone by a recent traumatic event.
Hanging out with men some forty-plus years his senior proves hazardous for Mister Psyche when the appearance of a bullet-hole in Uncle Joe-Joes window draws him into a series of (mis)-adventures which unsettle and bemuse. Perhaps The Blackbird is losing it? Or perhaps The General has decided to act on a decades-old grudge? Whichever way, as the paranoia grabs a creeping hold of Uncle Joe-Joe, his fragile world threatens to collapse. And it is Mister Psyche who must digest this and acknowledge the new world taking shape in the old ...
An epic in miniature peopled by a cast of innocents and broken misfits, Long Time, No Sees lyrical power casts a miraculous literary spell.
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EVERY language has a few phrases which everyone knows but no one questions - if only because we have been using them for such a long time. While sayings such as "long time no see" and "bugger" may seem innocent, they actually have some very dubious origins. These phrases are a large part of our nation's daily language, and have been for many decades. Origin: In the early s, this phrase was used to mock immigrants who spoke English as a second language. The phrase dates back to around the same time period, when attitudes towards the Chinese would present themselves in mocking speech imitations. Origin: The Grandfather Clause was a statute enacted in many states in the Deep South allowing prospective white voters to evade sitting literacy tests and other tactics designed to stop southern blacks from voting and having other rights similar to white people. Meaning: A police car, typically one with a large trunk at the back for escorting criminals.