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Title Country : a novel / Michael Hughes.
Author Hughes, Michael (Michael Edward), author, narrator.
Publication [New York, NY] : HarperAudio, 2019.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 11 min., 29 sec.)) : digital
Time 071129
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Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by the author.
Summary Published to ravishing acclaim in the UK, a fierce and suspenseful reimagining of Homer's Iliad set in mid-1990s Northern Ireland--a heart pounding tale of honor and revenge that "explodes with verbal invention, rapid juxtaposition, brutality and fun" (Times Literary Supplement).Northern Ireland, 1996.After twenty-five years of vicious conflict, the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace. But, faced with the prospect that decades of savage violence and loss have led only to smiles and handshakes, those on the ground in the border country question whether it really is time to pull back--or quite the opposite.When an IRA man's wife turns informer, he and his brother gather their comrades for an assault on the local army base. But old grudges boil over, and the squad's feared sniper, Achill, refuses to risk his life to defend another man's pride. As the gang plots without him, the British SAS are sent to crush the rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce and drag the region back to the darkest days of the Troubles. Meanwhile, Achill's young protégé grabs his chance to join the fray in his place...Inspired by the oldest war story of them all, Michael Hughes's virtuoso novel explores the brutal glory of armed conflict, the cost of Ireland's most uncivil war, and the bitter tragedy of those on both sides who offer their lives to defend the dream of country.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed October 07, 2019).
Subject Irish Republican Army -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Fiction.
Northern Ireland -- History -- 1968-1998 -- Fiction.
Irish Republican Army. (OCoLC)fst00544685
1968-1998
Revenge. (OCoLC)fst01096476
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
Northern Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205215
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Audiobooks.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780062940339 (electronic audio bk.)
0062940333 (electronic audio bk.)

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