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A long long way / Sebastian Barry.

By: Barry, Sebastian, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Barry, Sebastian: Publisher: London : Faber, 2005Description: 292 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0571218008 (pbk.) :; 9780571320233; 0013074245.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Irish -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Review: "In 1914, Willie Dunne, barely eighteen years old, leaves behind Dublin, his family and the girl he plans to marry in order to enlist in the Allied forces and face the Germans on the Western Front. Once there he encounters violence on a scale he could not have imagined and sustains his spirit with only the words on the pages from home and the camaraderie of the mud-covered Irish boys who fight and die by his side. Dimly aware of the political tensions that have grown in Ireland in his absence, Willie returns on leave to find a world split and ravaged by forces closer to home. Despite the comfort he finds with his family, he knows that he must rejoin his regiment and fight until the end. Sebastian Barry renders Willie's personal struggle as well as the overwhelming consequences of war."--BOOK JACKET.
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Barely eighteen years old, Willie Dunn leaves Dublin in 1914 to fight for the Allied cause, largely unaware of the growing political and religious tensions festering back home

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"In 1914, Willie Dunne, barely eighteen years old, leaves behind Dublin, his family and the girl he plans to marry in order to enlist in the Allied forces and face the Germans on the Western Front. Once there he encounters violence on a scale he could not have imagined and sustains his spirit with only the words on the pages from home and the camaraderie of the mud-covered Irish boys who fight and die by his side. Dimly aware of the political tensions that have grown in Ireland in his absence, Willie returns on leave to find a world split and ravaged by forces closer to home. Despite the comfort he finds with his family, he knows that he must rejoin his regiment and fight until the end. Sebastian Barry renders Willie's personal struggle as well as the overwhelming consequences of war."--BOOK JACKET.

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