Reading in the Dark

Reading in the Dark

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2019
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Synopsis

This is the story of a haunted Irish childhood.

The setting is Derry in the Northern Ireland of the 40s and 50s, fraught with political hatred, family secrets and lethal intrigue. As a young boy tries to make sense of life, poverty and violence shift and obscure the facts; meanwhile his night-time reading of Irish legends weaves enchantment through reality. Claustrophobic but lyrically charged, breathtakingly sad but vibrant and unforgettable, this is one of the finest books about growing up – in Ireland or anywhere – that has ever been written.

See also: The Green Road by Anne Enright

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784875534
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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