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Everything in This Country Must: A Novella and Two Stories

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Publisher Comments:

In a daring tour de force, one of our writers takes on the most intractable of conflicts — the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In his fourth book, Colum McCann, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, turns to the Troubles and reveals, as only fiction writers can, the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children. In the title story, a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family's horse. The young hero of Hunger Strike, a novella, tries to replicate the experience of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on hunger strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

Writing in a new form, but with the skill and force and sparkling poetry that have brought him international acclaim, Colum McCann has delivered masterful, memorable short fiction.

Review:

"McCann's prose shines. Nothing escapes his eye." Lise Funderburg, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

In a daring tour de force, one of our writers takes on the most intractable of conflicts-the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In his fourth book, Colum McCann, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, turns to the Troubles and reveals, as only fiction writers can, the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children. In the title story, a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family's horse. The young hero of Hunger Strike, a novella, tries to replicate the experience of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on hunger strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

Writing in a new form, but with the skill and force and sparkling poetry that have brought him international acclaim, Colum McCann has delivered masterful, memorable short fiction.

Synopsis:

In his fourth book, Colum McCann turns to the "troubles" in Northern Ireland and reveals the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children. In the title story, a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family's horse. The young hero of Hunger Strike, a novella, tries to replicate the experience of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on hunger strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

About the Author

Colum McCann is the author of two highly praised novels,This Side of Brightness and Songdogs, and one story collection, Fishing in the Sloe-Black River. He has received a Pushcart prize, the Hennessey Award for Irish Writing, and the Irish Rooney Award. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Everything in this country must — Wood — Hunger strike.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805063981
Subtitle:
A Novella and Two Stories
Author:
McCann, Colum
Publisher:
Metropolitan Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Northern Ireland
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20000308
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.86 x 5.16 x 0.74 in

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Everything in This Country Must: A Novella and Two Stories
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Product details 160 pages Metropolitan Books - English 9780805063981 Reviews:
"Review" by , "McCann's prose shines. Nothing escapes his eye."
"Synopsis" by ,
In a daring tour de force, one of our writers takes on the most intractable of conflicts-the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In his fourth book, Colum McCann, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, turns to the Troubles and reveals, as only fiction writers can, the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children. In the title story, a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family's horse. The young hero of Hunger Strike, a novella, tries to replicate the experience of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on hunger strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

Writing in a new form, but with the skill and force and sparkling poetry that have brought him international acclaim, Colum McCann has delivered masterful, memorable short fiction.

"Synopsis" by ,
In his fourth book, Colum McCann turns to the "troubles" in Northern Ireland and reveals the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children. In the title story, a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family's horse. The young hero of Hunger Strike, a novella, tries to replicate the experience of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on hunger strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

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