Trinity A Novel of Ireland Author:Leon Uris "In Ireland there is no future, only the past happening over and over again." — Leon Uris selected the period from the famine of the 1840s to the Easter Rising of 1916 to tell the story of Ireland's past, explain the "troubles" of the present and give insight into her future. — This Trinity consists of: the Larkin family of Ballyutogue, generation... more »s of Catholic hill farmers in Donegal fighting for survival against the harshness of the land and the injustice of the regime. Conor Larkin is disquieted by the longings of his people for their freedom and his star-crossed love affair with a Protestant girl.
The Hubbles, representing three centuries of British aristocracy, the mighty Earls of Foyle, who ventured to Ireland to conquer, colonize and exploit.
The MacLeods of Belfast, a family of devout shipyard workers whose Scottish-Presbyterian ancestors were planted in Ulster to secure the Crown's interests.
This is the Trinity, the oil and water of the Irish epic that would never mix, their interrelations of love and hate in a terrible and beautiful drama spanning over half a century.« less