Kerrigan in Copenhagen
A Love StoryBook - 2013
Writing a guidebook about the hundreds of pubs in his adopted city of Copenhagen, American expat Kerrigan consumes endless drinks that only partially numb his memories of a brutal family tragedy, a situation that is further complicated by his voluptuous research assistant. By the award-winning author of Falling Sideways.
"A raucous journey of regret and desire-but also of erudition and wit. A stirring, original work." -James Carroll, National Book Award-winning author of An American Requiem and Constantine's Sword
Kerrigan is writing a guide book to his adopted city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city's drinking establishments-of which there are more than 1,500.Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of numbness built into it, through countless drinks imbibed.And that is part of the point: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a brutal family tragedy, has plenty he wants to numb.The only problem with his project is his research associate, a voluptuous, green eyed gal who makes him tremble with forgotten desire.
Kerrigan in Copenhagen is a love story. It is also a deeply human, Joycean romp through a magical city-its people, history, literature, and culture-giving Copenhagen its literary due and establishing Kennedy as a tremendously gifted novelist.
Writing a guidebook about the pubs in Copenhagen, American expat Kerrigan consumes endless drinks that only in part numb his memories of a brutal family tragedy, a situation further complicated by his voluptuous research assistant.