The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty
1st American ed.
Recently lionized for his play The Steward of Christendom, Sebastian Barry was hailed by The New York Times for his "rare mark of theatrical greatness." The New Yorker called the play "a majestic work." Now, with this astounding first novel, he enters the territory of Frank McCourt and James Joyce.When Barry's hero, the romantic innocent Eneas McNulty, signs up to fight with the British in World War I. An Ireland wracked by the Troubles blacklists him as a traitor--and it is his childhood friend, Jonno, who has been ordered to assassinate him. He is pursued by IRA hit men across a lifetime, to Texas, Nigeria, Omaha Beach, and the remote Isle of Man. A modern-day Aeneas, he is a classical hero disguised beneath an ordinary, tragicomic life. His wanderings embody both the strife and glory of Ireland's history, in a book that, as the Irish Times wrote of his famous play, is "wonderful...lyrical and profound, extremely funny, extraordinarily observant...hauntingly sad."
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|author||Barry, Sebastian, 1955-|
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|display_description||As he searches for work in post-World War I Ireland, Eneas McNulty makes the fatal mistake of joining the British police. The nationalists issue a death warrant and McNulty flees to wander the world, until an assassin catches up. By the author of the play, The Steward of Christendom.|
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|record_details||ils:.b33980640|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Viking,|1998.|308 pages ; 23 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Domestic fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction, Ireland -- Fiction, Psychological fiction|
|title_display||The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty|
|title_full||The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty / Sebastian Barry|
|title_short||The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty|