A Further Shore is divided into two parts. Part One relates how the members of the Anderson household are caught up in the worst horrors of The Troubles in the early 1970s as death and destruction blight the brutal streets of Belfast. Part Two is set in Corrymore in 1995 after an interval of twenty years during which the "Peace Process" has run its course. Taking advantage of more tranquil times two Americans from Hollywood come to Corrymore with a view to using the village as a location for a movie based on the life of the long-dead, swashbuckling patriarch Finn MacLir. But they will shoot the movie in Corrymore only if all of the Orange graffiti are removed from around the harbour and the village. The tranquillity of Corrymore is shattered-again.
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About the Author
Born Northern Ireland, Duffy spent three years cycling round Eastern and Western Europe. He then obtained a BA in Geography from the Queen's University of Belfast, emigrated to Canada, took an MSc at the University of Calgary, and studied for his PhD at McGill University in Montreal. In Montreal he started a long career as a university lecturer in Geography. His writing career began as a freelance journalist. Then McGill-Queen's University Press published his book, The Road to Nunavut: The Progress of the Eastern Arctic Inuit since the Second World War, and Libros Libertad has published The Unquiet Land and In Turbulent Times, the first two novels in an Ulster Trilogy. In addition he has self-published three novels: The Janus Web, Crossed Lives, and O'Hanlon, and a history Until the Troubles Started: A Brief Political History of Northern Ireland, all available from Amazon. Crossed Lives received an Honorable Mention at the 2012 New York Book Festival. His only play, Hearts and Minds, won a first prize in the Alberta Playwriting Competition. He is now working on a travel book A Cluster of Grapes: Travels by Bicycle round Southern Europe. He is married, has two sons, and lives in Surrey, British Columbia, with his Canadian wife, Joanne, and two Jack Russell terriers. See www.ronduffywriting.com or www.facebook.com/RonDuffyWriting