By Sebastian Barry, 1998
Speaks eloquently on the ramifications of the politics of unrest on individual lives. A happy Sligo childhood in the early 1900’s gives way to an Ireland wracked by violence and conflict. Unable to find work in the depressed times after World War I, Eneas joins the R.I.C., a decision that alters the course of his life. Branded a traitor by Irish nationalists and pursued by IRA hitmen, Eneas is forced to flee.