A biography that read like a novel.
From the cover: Snow is falling over Dublin. It is almost midnight on New Year's Eve, 1959. On the rooftop of 44 Seville Place, ten-year-old Peter Sheridan clings to the steel rod of a television antenna. When his father urges him to turn the antenna toward England, the boy reaches up, and pictures from a foreign place beam into their living room. Life in the Sheridan family will never be the same again.
Thus begins an astonishing portrait of a Dublin family as they chart their way through the turbulent 1960s, experiencing sex, music, loss, survival, drugs, the Troubles in Belfast, and the seductive power of the theater. In this honest, sharp-witted, and compassionate memoir, we become members of this loving family as we explore the Dublin that shaped young Peter Sheridan.