Tribe by John F. McDonald

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Owen McBride stands with his feet in two worlds. Is he a “Traveller”—the ancient class of proud but downtrodden wayward gypsies living on the side of the road—or a “Gorgio”—an average citizen with middle-class aspirations, clean fingernails, and no fear of the law.
His marriage-minded Gorgio girlfriend wants to drag him into the settled post-millennium mainstream euro-life, with apartment, car, tie, and job. But that’s no place for a half-breed gypsy like him. But he doesn’t feel quite at home on the waste ground out past the edge of town eating roast hedgehog either. Every time Owen tries to make a decision on how to live his life, circumstance intercedes and sends his life further into chaos.

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John F. McDonald was born and educated in Carlow, Southern Ireland, and later moved to London. His diverse working life has included being a barman, a bouncer, a gym instructor, an analyst in the City of London, and, working with Travellers and their horses.
McDonald began his writing career as a playwright, with his work produced in London and Paris. Graduating to television he has worked with the innovative UK television network Channel 4. Published in Ireland and the UK by Wolfhound Press, Tribe is his first novel.
 

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John F. McDonald is professor emeritus of economics and John F. McDonald is professor emeritus of economics and finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently he serves as editor of the Journal of Real Estate Literaturehe serves as editor of the Journal of Real Estate Literature. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Economics since 1989 and was president of the Illi of Urban Economics since 1989 and was president of the Illinois Economic Association. nois Economic Association.
 
Published May 5, 2009 by MP Publishing Limtied. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Travel. Fiction

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... Going Rogue, in other words, is a four-hundred-page paean to virtuous ignorance. Much of the book is given over to establishing what Palin ...

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