By Jamie O'Neill
Set in the course of the yr previous the Easter rebellion of 1916—Ireland’s courageous yet fractured rebellion opposed to British rule—At Swim, Boys is a young, tragic love tale and an excellent depiction of individuals stuck within the tide of background. robust and crafty, and ten years within the writing, it's a masterwork from Jamie O’Neill.
Jim Mack is a naïve younger pupil and the son of a silly, aspiring shopkeeper. Doyler Doyle is the rough-diamond son—revolutionary and blasphemous—of Mr. Mack’s outdated military good friend. Out on the 40 Foot, that groovy jut of rock the place gents shower within the nude, the 2 boys make a pact: Doyler will educate Jim to swim, and in a 12 months, on Easter of 1916, they are going to swim to the far-off beacon of Muglins Rock and declare that island for themselves. the entire whereas Mr. Mack, who has grand plans for a nook store empire, continues to be blind to the intensity of the men’ burgeoning friendship and of the altering panorama of a nation.
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