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Cal by Bernard MacLaverty
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Feb 28, 2010

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bookshelves: general-fiction, history, culture, social-political-commentary

An intensely psychological book, centering on the Troubles in Northern Ireland. I consider the book mostly a tragedy, with the characters unable to escape the weight of the history of conflict and the present world it has created for them. They live in a world that does not allow any gray area, meaning the choices are truly life and death. Its a quick read, but probably best for someone who has an interest in Irish literature and history. I have more thoughts here at some point.

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