Award-winning travel writer Lawrence Millman tromps through western Ireland's rugged countryside to record the oral history of its people before their hard-earned traditions are permanently stifled by industrialization and development. In doing so he produces a "lovely nugget of good writing" (New York Times) that relays the stories of traditional laborers—tinkers cartwrights, rat-charmers, coopers, thatchers, farriers, gleemen, pig-gelders—with candor and depth.
Lawrence Millman is the author of 16 books, including such titles as Last Places, Lost in the Arctic, An Evening Among Headhunters, and - most recently - Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, Atlantic Monthly, and Sports Illustrated. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and has a mountain named after him in East Greenland.