Carmel McMahon’s memoir, In Ordinary Time, will be published next year.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
I Thought I Was Ready to Leave America. 2017 Changed My Mind.
I emigrated to New York in 1993. I was 20 years old. I carried two suitcases, $500 and a notebook of poems I had scribbled in secret. The vehicle that got me from Ashbourne in Co Meath to Manhattan was a modeling contract. I wanted to go to college after secondary school, but that was not an option...