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Hen an IRA man’s wife turns informer he and his brother gather their comrades for an assault on the local army base But old grudges boil over and the suad's feared sniper Achill refuses to risk his life to defend another man’s pride As the gang plots without him the British SAS are sent to crush the rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce and drag the region ba.

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❰Ebook❯ ➧ Country Author Michael Hughes – Christian-denominations-sects.co Northern Ireland 1996 After twenty five years of vicious conflict the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace But faced with the prospect that decaNorthern Ireland 1996 After twenty five years of vicious conflict the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace But faced with the prospect that decades of savage violence and loss have led only to smiles and handshakes those on the ground in the border country uestion whether it really is time to pull back—or uite the oppositeW.

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country ebok Country PDF/EPUBHen an IRA man’s wife turns informer he and his brother gather their comrades for an assault on the local army base But old grudges boil over and the suad's feared sniper Achill refuses to risk his life to defend another man’s pride As the gang plots without him the British SAS are sent to crush the rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce and drag the region ba.

10 thoughts on “Country

  1. Sandy Sandy says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBWhere was this book when I was in school? Homer I had a rocky relationship by the time I graduated we were barely on speaking terms With this retelling of The Iliad Michael Hughes takes the legendary poet’s themes characters plunks them down in 1996 Northern Ireland just after the signing of the peace accord Like many great tales it all begins with a woman Nellie is a young Catholic who is part of a new generation Tired of grinding poverty endless violence they yearn for a life bey


  2. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBFury Pure Fury The blood was up Lost the head completely Death looks like glory to a young man Get a few years on you and glory starts looking a lot like death Country is a wildly successful reimagining of The Iliad set in the wild west of the 1990s border between Ireland and Northern Ireland And despite the vast number of years between the tales it does not seem that the species has advanced all that far Michael Hughes image from RTE Peace talks are afoot and the suits in charge of decision making are eager for there to be relative calm to keep the talks going Shane Campbell aka Pig the head of an IRA suad near the border has other plans Gets it into his head that one big operation can not only scuttle the talks but set Ireland on the path to unification And oh yeah his brother Brian aka Dog or Menelaus to Homer is royally pissed that his wife Nellie an aka for Helen has taken up with a Brit And if you think that Brit might just might be nicknamed Paris then you’ve g


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBCountry is the most literal Iliad retelling I’ve ever read which came as a surprise given that its premise is worlds away from Ancient Greece Michael Hughes’s interpretation is set in 1990s Northern Ireland twenty five years into the conflict known as the Troubles and yet despite the wildly different setting it hits all the same beats as Homer’s tale each scene and character a perfect mirror to the original story and easy to identify with names like Achill Achilles Nellie Helen Henry Hector and Pat PatroclusThis level of fait


  4. Emma Emma says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBOf all the things I might have expected from a retelling of the Iliad set during the Troubles the BritishIrish conflict over Northern Ireland of late 20th Century a genuine faithfulness to the original wasn't one of them It’s in the sound and feel and content of the speeches the mirroring of scenes and motivations the names and most of all in the deliberate savaging of notions of honour in war A clear two fingers to lofty ideals and righteousness this is about ambition and power Heroes are anything but and in this version women get their own opportunity to demonstrate humanity’s innate self interest It’s a tragedy perpetuated by individuals desperate for personal gain all prettied up in the rhetoric of necessity The language is fitting harsh and vernacular with


  5. Anna Anna says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBThis is the second new Iliad retelling I’ve read in recent months the other being Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls That kept the traditional setting and refocused the narrative on Briseis By contrast ‘Country’ transposes the action to the Irish border in 1996 yet keeps the narrative so close to Homer that it almost reads like a new translation As a result I found myself enjoying it than The Silence of the Girls While Barker’s novel is involving it is perhaps of a re examination than a retelling That is not a criticism as putting women’s suffering into the foreground is a powerful and thought provoking literary endeavour ‘Country’ however really captures the rhythms o


  6. Martin Martin says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBAbsolutely brilliant This retelling of The Iliad brings home the timelessness of men and women in conflict I have several translations of The Iliad on my shelf this will go next to them There are a few moments where it's a


  7. Nancy Nancy says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBFury Pure fury The blood was up Lost the head completelyfrom Country by Michael HughesHughes begins his story in the middle of a conflict between two members of an rogue IRA terrorist cell groupAchill and Pig the 'trigger man' who killed eight Brits and the Officer Commander of a terrorist cell clash over a girl whose father wants her back home She had willingly come to Achill and he won't give her up Pig insists the teenager will return to her daAchill capitulates but throws in the towel He knows it is his reputation that ke


  8. David Harris David Harris says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBI've started listening to audiobooks in the car on my commute to the station and I think Country was an excellent choice to begin this Not only is the subject matter a reimagining of the Illiad set in the corner country Ireland towards the end of the Troubles fittingly oral but in this version read by the author the story becomes luminous immersive beautiful even when dealing with very ugly eventsHughes has a rhythm an air that engages Listening to him is like sitting by a camp fire or in a courtyard or marketplace or a chief's fort long ago hearing the beginning of story before it would ever have been written down Lis


  9. Janine Ballard Janine Ballard says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUB4 starsTrigger warnings view spoilerchild rape violence hide spoiler


  10. Veronica Veronica says:

    MOBI christian denominations sects.co À Country Epub à country ebok, Country PDF/EPUBI think I originally found this in a Best books of 2018 list in a magazine or newspaper I'm glad I did because it seems to have passed largely unnoticed not getting on any shortlists or even longlists as far as I can tell and it's brilliantIt's the story of the Iliad transposed virtually in its entirety to Northern Ireland in the 1990s while a ceasefire is in progress and negotiations which will ultimately lead to the Good Friday Agreement are ongoing A small band of PIRA members in a border settlement are the Greeks while the British army are the Trojans an ironic role reversal The indifferent scheming Gods are of course played by politiciansIt works amazingly well If you know the Iliad there are lots of in jokes the PIRA H is a pub known as the Ships; the British base is in a castle known as Illiam because the sign used


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