‘Humanity’s most useless invention? Self-service checkouts. I miss the small chats’ – Karl Geary
Novelist Karl Geary says that the people who have made the biggest impression on him are those who have bucked the trend and gone their own way
Karl Geary has been busy. After leaving Ireland in 1988 at the age of 16, he landed in New York’s East Village and became a bicycle messenger in the day and a kitchen porter in a zydeco club at night. “I worked on a building site in the Bronx and for a moving company in Queens. I also drove a yellow cab for two minutes,” he says.
The now 50-year-old Dubliner, originally from Blackrock, eventually ...