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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 freedoma midnight massacre of porter barrels at a Protestant bottling houseyoung 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 revealed ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Four Walls Eight Windows (first published 1994)
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Joseph
Sep 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: irish-novel
A novel of sheer lyrical power.

Author is Irish writer Tom Phelan NOT Thomas W. Phelan.
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Wow, talk about brutal! This is an absolutely heart-wrenching story, but beautifully crafted. The best of Irish storytelling. Brilliant.
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Tom Phelan was born and raised on a farm in County Laois, Ireland. His first novel was published to critical acclaim when he was fifty. His novels include "In the Season of the Daisies," "Iscariot," "Derrycloney," and "Nailer." He now lives in New York.
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