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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
Leaving behind his family in Dublin in order to join the Allied forces during World War I, eighteen-year-old Willie Dunne survives the horrors of war, but his return home is devastated by political tensions in Ireland
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
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135203
Cataloging source
BNT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Barry, Sebastian
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A729
LC item number
L66 2006
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Young men
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
A long long way, Sebastian Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780143035091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 62234205
  • (OCoLC)62234205
Label
A long long way, Sebastian Barry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780143035091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 62234205
  • (OCoLC)62234205

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