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The Passenger: Ireland

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AA.VV.

The Passenger: Ireland

2022, pp. 192, Paperback
ISBN: 9781787703780
Region: Ireland
Book collection: The Passenger
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£ 18.99

The book

The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, and reportage from around the world. Its aim, to break down barriers and introduce the essence of the place. Packed with essays and investigative journalism; original photography and illustrations; charts, and unusual facts and observations, each volume offers a unique insight into a different culture, and how history has shaped the place into what it is today.

Brimming with intricate research and enduring wonder, The Passenger is a love-letter to global travel.

IN THIS VOLUME, Catherine Dunne, Colum McCann, Mark O’Connell, and Sara Baume, among other Irish writers tell of a country striving to stay a step ahead of time.

On the centenary of the partition that split the island in two, The Passenger sets off to discover a land full of charm and conflict; a country that in just a few decades has gone from being a poor, semi-theocratic society to a thriving economy free from the influence of the Catholic Church; from a deeply patriarchal, conservative society to one that gives space to diversity, becoming the only country in the world to enshrine gay marriage in law through a referendum.

The Passenger explores Ireland’s ramifications in politics, society, culture, and sport. Memory and identity intertwine with the transformations – from globalisation to climate change – that are remodelling the Irish landscape.


“These books are so rich and engrossing that it is rewarding to read them even when one is stuck at home.”—The TLS

“It has a strong focus on storytelling, with pages given over to a mix of essays, playlists and sideways glances at subcultures and thorny urban issues.”—MONOCLE, The Stack

“Half-magazine, half-book… think of [The Passenger] as an erudite and literary travel equivalent to National Geographic, with stunning photography and illustration and fascinating writing about place.”—Independent.ie (Best series of the year – 2021)

“The Passenger readers will find none of the typical travel guide sections on where to eat or what sights to see. Consider the books, rather, more like a literary vacation--the kind you can take without braving a long flight in the time of Covid-19.”—Publisher's Weekly

“Fresh and diverting, informative and topical without being slight or ephemeral [...] This supremely well-edited combination of current affairs, journalism, commentary, and fun facts is perfect for our pause-button moment.”—Australian Financial Review (Best Books of the Year)

“Tremendously eclectic and classily produced...each volume gets under the skin of a country or a city in a multifaceted way that feels essential in these times of narrowing national horizons.”—The Bookseller

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