It's a fiction, it's a fable, it's a fractured fairy tale..
The Tales of Merry Malarkey is for the young and
for the young at heart.
This story will take you on a journey through a
notional time, now past, and all but forgotten, today.
It is cloaked as a fable and capped with humor.
Its English is starched and its style, well-corseted.
The first book concerns the life and adventures
of a ne'er-do-well cat, Old Boots, Blarney Bay's
portliest four-legged citizen.
You are invited to drop by Merry Malarkey's Boarding
House and for a stay, however brief, in Blarney Bay,
a New England fishing port, impossible to find on any
map but, once discovered, beckons the visitor
to abide for a time in a land lovelier than our own.
This story contains shocking elements of
innocence and optimism and a disturbing
break from popular genres, especially its own.