Reading in the Dark

Reading in the Dark

Book - 1996
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A boy's childhood is lived out in two dimensions. One is legendary: the Sun-Fort of Grianan; where children are stolen away by demonic forces. The other is actual: the city of Derry in the the 1940s and 1950s; a place that is also haunted by political enmities, family secrets and intrigue.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Jonathan Cape, 1996.
ISBN: 9780224044059
Characteristics: 232 p. ;,23 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 05, 2014

A rhapsodic novel of the family secrets and sadnesses that transform a young boy's life. Set in Northern Ireland during the various "troubles" of the twentieth century, this heart-breaking and often funny book describes the effects of politics on the tenderhearted. Short listed for the 1996 Booker Prize.

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