Say Nothing : A True Story Of Murder And Memory In Northern Ireland

Author(s): Patrick Radden Keefe
From Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone knew the I.R.A. was responsible, but in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, fa set of human bones was discovered on a beach--McConville's children knew it was their mother. Keefe tells the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: 364.1523 Kee
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