When 12 year-old William Devoy's Irish father sends him from New York to a new Dublin boarding school, St Enda's, William imagines having an adventure. It is 1911; the next five years will bring William, and Ireland, turmoil and opportunity. While William is learning Irish, playing hurling and losing himself in the legend of Cuchulainn, the issue of Irish Home Rule grows increasingly contentious.
Sick of British oppression and empowered by the reawakening of Irish national consciousness, one group decide to fight for independence. Among them is Patrick Pearse. at the centenary of the Easter Rising and tells the story one boy's journey into adulthood as a nation struggles for freedom.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 550 pages
- Publisher: Cinnamon Press
- Publication Date: 01/03/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781909077997
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