(From the publisher):
For Eneas McNulty, a happy, innocent childhood in County Sligo in the early 1900s gives way to an Ireland wracked by violence and conflict. Unable to find work in the depressed times after World War I, Eneas joins the British-led police force, the Royal Irish Constabulary—a decision that alters the course of his life. To those intent on winning freedom from eight hundred years of British oppression, Eneas has unwittingly committed an act of betrayal. Branded a traitor by Irish nationalists and pursued by IRA hitmen, Eneas is forced to flee his homeland, his family, and Viv, the woman he loves.
Pursued by the assassin chosen to kill him, his childhood friend and IRA enforcer Jonno Lynch, Eneas travels the world seeking to escape his fate. Through peacetime and wartime, loneliness and friendship, he is ever unable to reclaim his stolen life, yet he persists through his vicissitudes with a tragic grace.
Original title: The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ Ireland