The Blaskets are a small cluster of hilly islands in Ireland, where until recently villagers are said to have lived out their ancient ways without modern influences. Two old friends are there on a trip whose purpose is unclear. They’re in a car. It’s raining heavily. One friend has a leather bag that’s a seemingly endless storehouse of items: an overcoat, multiple homeopathic remedies, pillows, a huge orange scarf. The other friend has a guidebook that tells travelers what’s not there (a bridge) as well as what might be there (the Tinkers, mysterious people who roam about conning tourists — sometimes luring them to be robbed, beaten, or... More >>>