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At Swim, Two Boys

At Swim, Two Boys

By Jamie O'Neill

Paperback | ISBN 9780743207140

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~ The Irish contemporary classic in a beautiful new edition ~

'Weren't you never out for an easy dip?' he asked . . . 'I don't mean the baths, I mean with a pal. For a lark like.'

Out at the Forty Foot, that great jut of Dublin rock where gentlemen bathe in the scandalous nude, two boys meet day after day. There they make a pact: that Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, they will swim the bay to the distant beacon of the Muglins rock, to raise the Green and claim it for themselves. As a turbulent year drives inexorably towards the Easter Rising of 1916 and Ireland sets forth on a path to uncertain glory, a tender, secret love story unfolds. Written with verve and mastery in a modern Irish tradition descended from James Joyce and Flann O'Brien, At Swim, Two Boys is a shimmering novel of unforgettable ambition, intensity and humanity.

'One of the greatest Irish novels ever written' David Marcus

'The music of Jamie O'Neill's prose creates a new Irish symphony' Peter Ackroyd

'Heartachingly beautiful' Independent on Sunday

'A vivid picture of human freedom' Sunday Times

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780743207140
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 656
Width (mm): 129
Height (mm): 198
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