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Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule

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By: J.P. Donleavy

Publication Date: October 2011

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Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule by J.P. Donleavy

‘In this book of short pieces Donleavy has given us the lyric poems to go with his epics. They are almost all elegies – sad songs of decayed hope, bitter little jitterbuggings of an exasperated soul, with barracuda bites of lacerating humour he brings blood-red into the gray of fate. These stories and sketches move between Europe and America, New York and Dublin and London. America is always the spoiled paradise, the land of the curdled milk and maggoty honey. The place that used to get you in the end, but that now does it in the beginning.’- Newsweek

‘The stories are swift, imaginative, beautiful and funny, and no contemporary writer is better than J. P. Donleavy at his best.’ – The New Yorker


J.P. ‘Mike’ Donleavy (1926–2017) wrote more than twenty books after The Ginger Man, including The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B (1968), A Fairy Tale of New York (1973), The Onion Eaters (1971) and Schultz (1979) (all available as eBooks from Lilliput), along with several works of non-fiction such as The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival and Manners (1975). He lived along the shores of Lough Owel near Mullingar in County Westmeath. Watch J.P. Donleavy win the An Post Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

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    “JP Donleavy is a writer in the truest sense of the word. What other authors achieve with plot and spectacle Donleavy achieves with a clever turn of phrase, a telling character portrait or a heart-breaking anecdote. These short stories will leave you laughing. Or crying. Or deep in reflection. They will all, certainly, leave you satisfied.”

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October 2011