Reading in the Dark: Vintage 21 Edition

by Seamus Deane


Reading in the Dark: Vintage 21 Edition | 9780099563730 | Seamus Deane

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:04/08/2011 by Vintage Publishing


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.

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