Reading in the Dark Paperback / softback
by Seamus Deane
Part of the Irish Classics series
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. See also: The Green Road by Anne Enright
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/05/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784875534
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