At the height of the Troubles, Mervyn returns from America to his native Ulster, only to find the specter of bombs and political murder hanging over his idyllic Carmincross. This is the timely reissue of Benedict Kiely's novel about a land riven by terrorism.
Benedict Kiely was one of the most celebrated Irish writers of the twentieth century. He died in February 2007.
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About the Author
Along with Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Anthony Cronin and the painter Louis le Brocquy, Benedict Kiely is a Saoi of the Aosdana - an honour of the Irish state limited to five Irish citizens who have shown sustained distinction in the arts. His other work includes The Collected Short Stories of Benedict Kiely and The Captain with the Whiskers.
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