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Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audio, favorites

A million thanks to Kay aka Miss Bates for this recommendation - I cannot stress enough how amazing this book was, and the audiobook production/narration is also fantastic.

History is alive and dangerous in Northern Ireland and Radden Keefe writes a story of narrative nonfiction that starts with the abduction and disappearance of Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, at the hands of the IRA at the height of The Troubles. The story then twists it's way through the 1970s/80s/90s and through the peace process, rise of Sinn Fein, the reinvention of Gerry Adams, and the comrades he left behind (and quite frankly gaslighted), Dolours Price and Brendan Hughes, left disgusted, bitter and haunted by their lives as members of a violent paramilitary organization.

It's a book, a story, with no heroes - save for the McConville children who should have exacted several more pounds of flesh for what their family endured. I can't recommend this strongly enough. Read it, listen to it, whatever - just do it.
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Reading Progress

August 26, 2020 – Started Reading
August 26, 2020 – Shelved
August 26, 2020 – Shelved as: audio
September 11, 2020 – Shelved as: favorites
September 11, 2020 – Finished Reading

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