The Southern Star, 19
January 2013, published the following review, with two photographs
Clear inspires latest Chuck Kruger book
Cape Clear resident Chuck
Krugerís third collection of short stories, Whiff
of Whales, was recently launched at Cork City Library.
The American has lived on
Cape Clear for almost 30 years, and his latest book is again inspired by the
stunning West Cork island. Islanders from Cape Clear showed up to support the
Among the guests at the
lively, well-attended reception were deputy lord major and councillor Joe
Cavanagh (who amusingly alluded to Krugerís much-welcomed adoption of Cork and
by Cork), journalist and critic Alannah Hopkin, Liam Ronayne, and many others.
The evening also saw the
launches of Ann Eganís Telling Time and Mary Melvin Geoghegan Say It Like a
Paragraph, two poetry collections that have garnered praise from the likes of
Nuala NŪ Chonchķir
and Maurice Harmon.
Alannah Hopkin, speaking at
the launch, praised Krugerís love of Ireland and Cork by quoting Kruger
himself: ĎCapeís a poem I read every day, every night. Itís a point of
reference, a metaphor by which I confirm my very being. Itís the place I love
more than any other.í
Southern Star Editor