TO BE SURE, AT ALL – Tim Murphy knew without a doubt that he was an Irishman.
It wasn’t just that his name was Tim Murphy, or that he’d been born in Ireland, either. It wasn’t even, that he had a pronounced Irish brogue, at all.
Or that he’d downed thousands of pints of Guinness and countless double whiskies. And provoked hundreds of fights – most of which he’d won, even while stumbling and reeling in a foggy . . .