how it affected his life?
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McCourt's memoir is a detailed account of his infant years in Brooklyn, New York, and his impoverished childhood and adolescence in Limerick, a city in the west of Ireland, to which he returned with his parents, Angela and Malachy McCourt. The author decided to tell his own story, in the present tense, more than forty years after he left an impoverished Ireland. This temporal distance enabled McCourt to come to terms with the horrors and catastrophes that he suffered growing up in 1930's Ireland, such as the death of three siblings, typhoid fever, the loss of a father and gnawing hunger that lasted for years. His childhood in Ireland certainly shaped who he McCourt became and shaped his literary career.