The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty Paperback
Following the end of the First World War, Eneas McNulty joins the British-led Royal Irish Constabulary.
With all those around him becoming soldiers of a different kind, however, it proves to be the defining decision of his life when, having witnessed the murder of a fellow RIC policeman, he is wrongly accused of identifying the executioners.
With a sentence of death passed over him he is forced to flee Sligo, his friends, family and beloved girl, Viv.
What follows is the story of this flight, his subsequent wanderings, and the haunting pull of home that always afflicts him.
Tender, witty, troubling and tragic, "The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty" tells the secret history of a lost man.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571230143
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Review by quiBee
This was a lovely book with a fantastic flow and poetry of language.<br/>It deals with the life a a simple man who gets caught up in the troubles of Ireland and is accused of something he didn't do. He refuses to compromise his beliefs and is placed on a black list as a consequence, being forced to leave home and become a wanderer.<br/>It talks about innocence, the senselessness of revenge, family, homelessness and looks at friendship.<br/>A very worthwhile read.