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Reading in the Dark: a novel
Reading in the Dark a novel
Author: Seamus Deane
"A swift and masterful transformation of family griefs and political violence into something at once rhapsodic and heartbreaking. If Issac Babel had been born in Derry, he might have written this sudden, brilliant book." — --Seamus Heaney — Already hugely acclaimed in Great Britain, where it was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and short-listed ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394574400
ISBN-10: 0394574400
Publication Date: 4/7/1997
Pages: 245
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This was a book I could not put down with family secrets and heart break about the day to day life of Derry, Northern Ireland. A young boy in the 1940's relates the impact that the "troubles of Northern Ireland" has on of his family through to the 1970s.
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"Already hugely acclaimed in Great Britain, where it was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and short-listed for the Booker, Seamus Deane's first novel is a mesmerizing story of childhood set against the violence of Northern Ireland in the 1940's and 1950's."


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