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In the Season of the Daisies

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In 1921, five "big stupid eejits" botch a muddle-headed IRA action. As the result of their mighty blow for freedom—a midnight massacre of porter barrels at a Protestant bottling house—young Willie Doolin is brutally murdered and his twin brother Seanie is beaten and traumatized, escaping with his life, but not his sanity. 27 years later, the events of that night are reveal ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Four Walls Eight Windows (first published 1994)
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So my dad write this boo, maybe this review is biased. This is his first of four published novels. I think it is the best. his writing style has been compared to James Joyce, and it mos def fits into Literary Fiction.

Each chapter is first person from a different character,. As the novel progresses you learn the story of the Doolan twins, murder and insanity in a small town in Ireland early 20th century. A truly Irish book, haunting, sad and poetic.
Wow, talk about brutal! This is an absolutely heart-wrenching story, but beautifully crafted. The best of Irish storytelling. Brilliant.
A novel of sheer lyrical power.

Author is Irish writer Tom Phelan NOT Thomas W. Phelan.
devastating read.
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