A Long Long Way

A Long Long Way
Author(s): Sebastian Barry


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Barely 18 years old, Willie Dunne leaves Dublin in 1914 to fight for the Allied cause, largely unaware of the growing political and religious tensions festering back home. Evoking the camaraderie and humour of Willie and his regiment, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, this powerful novel underlines the cruelty and sadness of war and the divided loyalties that many Irish soldiers felt. Running throughout is the question of how such young men came to be fighting in a war, and how they struggled with the events that raged around them.

Shorlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2005
'With disarming lyricism, Barry's novel leads the reader into a hellish no-man's-land, where the true madness of war can only be felt and understood rather than said' - Laura Barber, The Observer 'The story grips, shocks and saddens; but most importantly refuses to be forgotten' - Tom Gatti, Times Online 'Barry writes with poetic power about ugliness and evil and about the tenacity of the human spirit' - Andrew M. Greeley, America

  • Read by: John Cormack
  • No. of CDs: 8
  • ISBN: 978-1-84648-108-6
  • Playing time: 9hrs 30mins

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