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Jim Fitzpatrick

Artist Jim Fitzpatrick has won worldwide acclaim for his Celtic art, and for his iconic poster image of Che Guevara, but his happiness is marred by a family secret.

When he was five, his father - who had gambled and drunk his way through a small fortune - abandoned Jim and his mother. He left them destitute and living in a shed, while he ran off to England.

What Jim didn't know until very recently was that his father had another son, Jim's half brother Chris, to whom their father was a devoted and kind parent. Who was the real Jim Fitzpatrick senior?

As Jim and Chris make the journey to the pauper's grave where their father is buried, they grapple with their very different memories and versions of events.

Jim Fitzpatrick