When he learns the Catholic Church is planning a world conference in Dublin -- that the Pope may or may not attend -- he comes up with a money-making plan and enlists the help of an American grad student named Ocean and his elderly, deaf gay uncle. Later, the plan develops into a not-totally-honest scheme that turns out better than anyone could have hoped.
Along the way, Jimmy must deal with quite a few quirky characters including his business partner who insists on calling him "Jimbo" despite his disdain for the name; a husband and wife punk music group who break up every time they perform; his father who insists on misspelling his text messages; and his 14-year-old daughter who has declared that she's a vegetarian -- except when the family gets Chinese takeout.
The final act takes place at a Woodstock-like event called Electric Park and is pure perfection. It goes from hilarious to heart-wrenching to exhilarating and back before you can say Dexy's Midnight Runners.
Note: I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.
3 1/2 out of 5