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ISBN: 9783949573064
AuthorBreatnach, Caoilte
Pub Date01/06/2024
BindingPaperback
Pages236
CountryIRL
Dewey
Quick overview JJ Hynes is forty-two, a veteran of the Troubles in Derry and Belfast. He has sacrificed his life, marriage, family to the Cause. Now he’s on the run.
€19.04

Traumatised, bewildered, JJ finds refuge in Holland with a survivor of the Dutch Resistance who is still haunted, like himself, by past memories of war. Within a year, JJ is called back, tasked with persuading comrades in the West of Ireland to support the ‘road to peace’, a process he wants to believe in. In the village of Killoveragh, he encounters Ashling, a might-have-been sweetheart from his time in Dublin, and her sister Nora.

Can JJ, himself wavering, persuade the hardliners to support the process leading to peace and a political settlement? Can there be peace, happiness and even love for somebody like him? History, politics, and possible redemption come together in a narrative that reads like a thriller but asks serious and important questions about the interweaving of personal and national trauma.

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Traumatised, bewildered, JJ finds refuge in Holland with a survivor of the Dutch Resistance who is still haunted, like himself, by past memories of war. Within a year, JJ is called back, tasked with persuading comrades in the West of Ireland to support the ‘road to peace’, a process he wants to believe in. In the village of Killoveragh, he encounters Ashling, a might-have-been sweetheart from his time in Dublin, and her sister Nora.

Can JJ, himself wavering, persuade the hardliners to support the process leading to peace and a political settlement? Can there be peace, happiness and even love for somebody like him? History, politics, and possible redemption come together in a narrative that reads like a thriller but asks serious and important questions about the interweaving of personal and national trauma.

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