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.About: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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