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Buying Yak Milk in Gurtymadden by Joe Boske
Buying Yak Milk in Gurtymadden is the second title by renowned artist and wordsmith, Joe Boske. It has been published by award-winning Connemara publishers, Artisan House. This publication brings together drawings, cartoons and oddball writing. This is all beautifully designed by Annik Weber.
In the words of the author himself: ‘On a hot summer’s day some years ago, I was enjoying a few pints outside my local back here in Clifden after having just returned from a spot of beachcombing down the Lower Sky Road.A fair number of tourists were milling about when a gentleman from the metropolis approached me with a query. Would I happen to know where he could buy… and here is where my memory deserts me, I’m afraid. I recall it was something you might quite easily obtain in a big city, but would be hard-pushed to find in a small seaside resort on the west coast of Ireland where there is only a handful of shops and half of them are shut down. “My good man”, I said with a tongue slightly heavier than its specific weight, “you’d stand a better chance trying to buy yak milk in Gurtymadden.” “Buying yak milk in Gurtymadden, eh? Where the heck did that come from?” I pondered with more than a knowing nod from Arthur and the hot day that it was in it. “That’s the perfect title for my next book,” I thought, fishing out the peann luaidhe. How right I was.’
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