SAY NOTHING : A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland

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SAY NOTHING : A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland

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ISBN: 9780008159269
Title: SAY NOTHING : A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland
Author: KEEFE PATRICK RADDEN
Format: PAPER COVER
Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

‘A must read' Gillian Flynn

‘Breathtaking in its scope and ambition… Keefe has produced a searing examination of the nature of truth in war and the toll taken by violence and deceit… Will take its place alongside the best of the books about the Troubles' Sunday Times

One night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades.With gripping, forensic reportage and lyrical, vivid detail, Say Nothing weaves the stories of Jean McConville and her family with those of Dolours Price, the first woman to join the IRA as a front-line soldier, who bombed the Old Bailey when barely out of her teens; Gerry Adams, who helped bring an end to the fighting but denied his IRA past; Brendan Hughes, a fearsome IRA commander who turned on Adams after the peace process and broke the IRA's code of silence; and other indelible figures.Keefe captures the intrigue, the drama and the profound human cost of the Troubles. This is a searing chronicle of the lengths that people are willing to go to in pursuit of a political ideal, and the ways in which societies mend – or don't – in the aftermath of a long and bloody conflict.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING.

Imprint: Harper Collins
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Dimensions 197 × 130 mm

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