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The Resource Country : a novel, Michael Hughes

Country : a novel, Michael Hughes

Label
Country : a novel
Title
Country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After twenty-five years of vicious conflict, the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace. But, faced with the prospect that decades of savage violence and loss have led only to smiles and handshakes, those on the ground in the border country question whether it really is time to pull back--or quite the opposite. When an IRA man's wife turns informer, he and his brother gather their comrades for an assault on the local army base. But old grudges boil over, and the squad's feared sniper, Achill, refuses to risk his life to defend another man's pride. As the gang plots without him, the British SAS are sent to crush the rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce and drag the region back to the darkest days of the Troubles. Meanwhile, Achill's young protâegâe grabs his chance to join the fray in his place...Inspired by the oldest war story of them all, Michael Hughes's virtuoso novel explores the brutal glory of armed conflict, the cost of Ireland's most uncivil war, and the bitter tragedy of those on both sides who offer their lives to defend the dream of country.--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10805136
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Republican Army
  • Northern Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Country : a novel, Michael Hughes
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
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780062940322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120722059
Label
Country : a novel, Michael Hughes
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
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780062940322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120722059

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