Terrible Beauty: A Novel

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2001 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Bernadette Hanlon, a Belfast housewife, strives to keep her children apart from the violence that surrounds them. But the world encroaches when her husband is imprisoned for IRA activities, then the British Army kills a young girl. Threatened on all sides, Bernadette is drawn into the only thing that seems to offer hope: the clandestine world of the IRA.

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A Republican congressman from New York makes an unfortunate excursion into the politics of Ireland in this debut describing Ulster's Troubles of the early 1980s. A novel written by a politician ought ... Read full review


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