AT SWIM, TWO BOYS: A NOVEL

AT SWIM, TWO BOYS: A NOVEL

By: O'Neill, Jamie

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Praised as "a work of wild, vaulting ambition and achievement" by Entertain ment Weekly, Jamie O'Neill's first novel invites comparison to such literar y greats as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Charles Dickens. Set during the year preceding the Easter Uprising of 1916-Ireland's brave b ut fractured revolt against British rule-At Swim, Two Boys is a tender, tra gic love story and a brilliant depiction of people caught in the tide of hi story. Powerful and artful, and ten years in the writing, it is a masterwor k from Jamie O'Neill. Jim Mack is a naïve young scholar and the son of a foolish, aspiring shopkeeper. Doyler Doyle is the rough-diamond son-revolutionary and blasphemous-of Mr. Mack's old army pal. Out at the Forty Foot, that great jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the nude, the two boys make a pact: Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, on Easter of 1916, they will swim to the distant beacon of Muglins Rock and claim that island for themselves. All the while Mr. Mack, who has grand plans for a corner shop empire, remains unaware of the depth of the boys' burgeoning friendship and of the changing landscape of a nation.

Title: AT SWIM, TWO BOYS: A NOVEL

Author Name: O'Neill, Jamie

Categories: Coming of Age Fiction (Books),

Publisher: Scribner: 2003

ISBN Number: 0743222954

ISBN Number 13: 9780743222952

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044635