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MARTHA LONG was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the s and still lives there today. She is the author of seven Ma books recounting her life from decade to. Read "Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes A Memoir of Dublin in the s" by Martha Long available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your. "Not for the faint of heart, Long's story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha Long Buy the Ebook.
By Martha Long. Born a bastard to a teenage mother in the slums of s Dublin, Martha has to be a fighter from the very start. As her mother moves from man to man, and more children follow, they live hand-to-mouth in squalid, freezing tenements, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. But just when it seems things can't get any worse, her mother meets Jackser. Despite her trials, Martha is a child with an irrepressible spirit and a wit beyond her years. She tells the story of her early life without an ounce of self-pity and manages to recreate a lost era in which the shadow of the Catholic Church loomed large and if you didn't work, you didn't eat. Martha never stops believing she is worth more than the hand she has been dealt, and her remarkable voice will remain with you long after you've finished the last line.
Chance meetings with old friends from the convent and a fortuitous yet brief reunion with two of her brothers remind Martha of all she has experienced and survived and serves as the impetus for her to keep going.
This time she doesn't have any nuns or abusive stepfathers preventing her from making progress. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
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Sort order. Oct 05, Glen rated it liked it. On my first visit to Dublin as I went from the bus that had taken my wife and I from the airport to Temple Bar and walked the short distance to our hotel, we encountered a young woman sitting on the steps leading into the hotel attempting to prepare a fix of heroin for herself.
The hotel staff shooed her off but it was quite a first impression for both of us. Now mind you, we both love Dublin and have enjoyed our stays there, but there is a homeless problem there and it can be a tough and unforg On my first visit to Dublin as I went from the bus that had taken my wife and I from the airport to Temple Bar and walked the short distance to our hotel, we encountered a young woman sitting on the steps leading into the hotel attempting to prepare a fix of heroin for herself.
Now mind you, we both love Dublin and have enjoyed our stays there, but there is a homeless problem there and it can be a tough and unforgiving city. This volume is one of a series of "Ma This volume finds her at age 16 trying for the first time in earnest to join the adult world as an independent woman. She works hard but knows very little, and though she is long on pride and toughness, she is short on cash, resources, and references, and so the brief slice of time depicted in this volume is filled with dashed hopes and bitter recriminations against her upbringing, the nuns, God, and life in general, but all the while carried along by her sense of outrage and humor, and the colorful, authentic voice that pervades the narrative.
Martha is a girl it is impossible not to root for, and her ability to bring the reader into the moment with all of its drama and fear and pain is uncanny and impressive. Her voice has little variation however, colorful as it is, and so as literature it became a bit tiresome for me, but I know other readers devour these volumes greedily, so I offer that caveat with diffidence.
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View 2 comments. I read book three too fast! I love reading how Martha is so strong and independent! Her will encourage s me to stay strong. Martha's journey into a grown, adult world for a teenager with her spirit and gumption is exciting and reinvigorating!
She can teach the teens or America a thing or two. If only the next book could come sooner! I am eagerly waiting the next book. The world just doesn't seem to stop beating on Martha. The mouth on her never seemed to help, but I love that about her she doesn't take guff from anyone. I love how she gets back at the people who fire her making sure they should have known not to mess with her. She's extremely clever and uses it to help make her way through Dublin; working in a shop, a restaurant, and her last one working for a family who treated her worse than a dog.
I was rolling when she was trying to work the washing machi The world just doesn't seem to stop beating on Martha. I was rolling when she was trying to work the washing machine and turned all their clothes pink. They earned it. Her only good job being in a family of five taking care of the children and being treated very well. The book ends with her homeless and sleeping in a bus so I can't wait to read the next one. Oct 14, Nicky Forrester rated it it was amazing.
I love Martha! She's been unleashed on the world in this book and this is her first foray in the world of being a responsible grown up. She's just a survivor and the wit with which she tells her tales make smile and get a few funny looks on the bus home.
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Life is still hard but her outlook and her never say die attitude is inspiring. I just wish she had've been able to have some proper support and friendship as it was all to sadly lacking - her struggle continues! Don't pass this one up. I really enjoyed reading this book,what an amazing person Martha Long is, such an inspiration to everybody, especially those who can relate to her terrible upbringing.
An incredible ordeal for someone so young. I wish you every happiness you deserve Martha and will read the rest of the books to support your determination to make something of yourself, you have certainly achieved that!! Thankyou Martha for being so courageous and sharing your story with us! Thank you for your comment. It will be the final book in the Ma series. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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