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A long long way, Sebastian Barry

Label
A long long way
Title
A long long way
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Praised as a "master storyteller ("The Wall Street Journal) and hailed for his "flawless use of language ("Boston Herald), Irish author and playwright Sebastian Barry has created a powerful new novel about divided loyalties and the realities of war. In 1914, Willie Dunne, barely eighteen years old, leaves behind Dublin, his family, and the girl he plans to marry in order to enlist in the Allied forces and face the Germans on the Western Front. Once there, he encounters a horror of violence and gore he could not have imagined and sustains his spirit with only the words on the pages from home and the camaraderie of the mud-covered Irish boys who fight and die by his side. Dimly aware of the political tensions that have grown in Ireland in his absence, Willie returns on leave to find a world split and ravaged by forces closer to home. Despite the comfort he finds with his family, he knows he must rejoin his regiment and fight until the end. With grace and power, Sebastian Barry vividly renders Willie's personal struggle as well as the overwhelming consequences of war
Summary
A Long Long Way evokes the camaraderie and humour of Willie and his regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, but also the cruelty and sadness of war, and the divided loyalties that many Irish soldiers felt. Tracing their experiences through the course of the war, the narrative brilliantly explores and dramatises the events of the Easter Rising within Ireland, and how such a seminal political moment came to affect those boys off fighting for the King of England on foreign fields - the paralysing doubts and divisions it caused them. It also charts Willie's coming of age, his leaving behind of his sweetheart Gretta, and the effect the war has on his relationship with his father, a member of the Dublin Military Police and fervent loyalist. Running throughout is the question of how such young men came to be fighting in a war, and how they struggled with the events that raged around them.
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135203
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A729
LC item number
L66 2006eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A long long way, Sebastian Barry
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101075760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FE481A1F-03ED-4796-BD9B-719729FB6855
System control number
(OCoLC)505931810
Label
A long long way, Sebastian Barry
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101075760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FE481A1F-03ED-4796-BD9B-719729FB6855
System control number
(OCoLC)505931810
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