At Swim, Two Boys ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jamie O'Neill

At Swim, Two Boys

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Scribner
Publication date: April 2002
ISBN: 9780743241878
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$13.11
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Set in Dublin, At Swim, Two Boys follows the year to Easter 1916, the time of Ireland's brave but fractured uprising against British rule. O'Neill tells the story of the love of two boys: Jim, a naive and reticent scholar and the younger son of the foolish aspiring shopkeeper Mr. Mack, and Doyler, the dark, rough-diamond son of Mr. Mack's old army pal. Doyler might once have made a scholar like Jim, might once have had prospects like Jim, but his folks sent him to work, and now, schoolboy no more, he hauls the parish midden cart, with socialism and revolution and willful blasphemy stuffed under his cap. And yet the future is rosy, Jim's father is sure. His elder son is away fighting the Hun for God and the British Army, and he has such plans for Jim and their corner shop empire. But Mr. Mack cannot see that the landscape is changing, nor does he realize the depth of Jim's burgeoning friendship with Doyler. Out at the Forty Foot, that great jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the scandalous nude, the two boys meet day after day. There they make a pact: Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, Easter 1916, they will swim the bay to the distant beacon of Muglins Rock and claim that island for themselves. Ten years in the writing, At Swim, Two Boys has already caused a sensation in England and Ireland, earning lavish praise for its masterful portrayal of class, tradition, and the conflict that has haunted Ireland for centuries. Jamie O'Neill's poetic and evocative storytelling makes him a natural successor to James Joyce and Flann O'Brien. At its heart, At Swim, Two Boys is a tender and tragic love story that will resonate with all readers. But it is also a compelling and important work, a novel about people caught up in the tide of history -- set in a place and culture both unfamiliar and unforgettable.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
At Swim, Two Boys ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
493 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Enabled and unlimited.
Printing:
Enabled and unlimited.
Other books by Jamie O'Neill
The Carnivorous Lamb PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Agustin Gomez-Arcos
The Carnivorous Lamb
Agustin Gomez-Arcos & Augustin Gomez-Arcos & Jamie O'Neill
Arsenal Pulp Press, December 2007
ISBN: 9781551522302
Format: PDF
List Price: $16.95 Our price: $12.99
At Swim, Two Boys PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jamie O'Neill
At Swim, Two Boys
Jamie O'Neill
Scribner, April 2002
ISBN: 9780743222945
Format: PDF
Our price: $12.99
Recently Viewed Products