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The Canal Bridge: A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World War

The Canal Bridge: A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World War (Hardback)

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In 1913, before there is a rumor of war in Europe, two lifelong friends from Ballyrannel in the Irish midlands, Matthias "Matt" Wrenn and Con Hatchel, decide to see the world at the expense of the king of England and join the British army. A year later, while en route to India, their troop ship is recalled and they find themselves in the slaughterhouse that was World War I. As stretcher bearers, the two men witness the horrors of the battlefield and the waste of human life at the Somme, Ypres, and Passchendaele. Meanwhile, back home in Ireland, Con's sister and Matt's lover, Kitty Hatchel, yearns for their safe return and reminds them of their carefree childhood on the banks of the local canal, as well as their hopes for the future. Brilliantly and movingly narrated as a chorus of voices from the community--Matt, Con, Kitty, and others--The Canal Bridge tells the story of how the young men take Ballyrannel to war with them, and the many ways they bring the war's devastation home. At war's end, the Ireland the friends left in 1913 no longer exists, for the Rising against the British in 1916 has changed everything.

In a land now riven with sectarian tensions and mounting bloodshed unfolds the love story of Matt and Kitty. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication Date: 01/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9781628723144  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tom Phelan: was born and raised on a farm in County Laois, Ireland. His first novel was published to critical acclaim when he was fifty. His novels include In the Season of the Daisies, Iscariot, Derrycloney, and Nailer. He now lives in New York.

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