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Lgbt Literature in Ireland: Books Colm Tóibín, at Swim, Two Boys, Mothers and Sons, Love in a Dark Time, the Sign of the Cross by Books LLC

Lgbt Literature in Ireland: Books

Colm Tóibín, at Swim, Two Boys, Mothers and Sons, Love in a Dark Time, the Sign of the Cross by Books LLC

Published June 26th 2010
ISBN : 9781158696390
Paperback
22 pages
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Chapters: Books by Colm Tibn, at Swim, Two Boys, Mothers and Sons, Love in a Dark Time, the Sign of the Cross, Bad Blood: a Walk Along the Irish Border. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a freeMoreChapters: Books by Colm Tibn, at Swim, Two Boys, Mothers and Sons, Love in a Dark Time, the Sign of the Cross, Bad Blood: a Walk Along the Irish Border. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: At Swim, Two Boys (2001) is a novel by Irish writer Jamie ONeill. The title is a punning allusion to Flann OBriens At Swim-Two-Birds. The book is written in a stream-of-consciousness style, which has led to favourable comparisons to James Joyce. Set in Dublin before and during the 1916 Easter Rising, At Swim, Two Boys tells the love story of two young Irish men: Jim Mack and Doyler Doyle. Jim goes to school on a scholarship (for which he is looked down upon) - he is quiet, studious, thoughtful, and nave. In contrast, Doyler is outspoken, rebellious, brave, and affectionate. Doyler might once have received a scholarship, like Jim, but Doyler withdrew from school to find work and support his impoverished family, leading them to grow apart. They have an additional connection through their fathers, who served in the army together during the Boer War, and were once best friends. Jim attends a Catholic school, regularly visits church, and plays in the churchs flute band, where he is the object of his Latin teachers obsession. Brother Polycarp likes to have extra prayer sessions with him- Jim reminds him of his own past. Unbeknown to his father, Jim is offered the chance at a vocation, to join the brothers of the church. When Doyler enters the flute band, their old friendship is renewed. Doyler takes Jim out to the Forty Foot for a swim, a well known swimming area in Dublin Bay. The two boys make a pact: Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, on Easter Sunday, 1916, they will swim to the distant island of Muglins Rock and claim it for themselves. As thei...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2244361