The Dead Beside Us: A Memoir of Growing Up in Derry

The Dead Beside Us: A Memoir of Growing Up in Derry by Tony Doherty 1781175128 9781781175125
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In this sequel to the hugely-popular This Mans Wee Boy, young Tony Doherty struggles to come to terms with the murder of his father, Paddy, on Bloody Sunday and the impact it has on his mother, Eileen, and his brothers and sisters. At nine years old, he knows a terrible wrong has been committed against his family but lacks the understanding or the means to do anything about it - yet. For his fractured family, life goes on, with Tony determined to preserve the memory of his father and the bond they shared, even as he becomes increasingly immersed in the violent conflict raging on Derrys streets. As the 1970s unfold his fathers absence remains the backdrop to the teenage Tonys newfound friendships and relationships, an ever-present ache amidst the craic and excitement of Sunday dances, first kisses and a trip to Butlins. Then, at seventeen, Tony decides its time to join the fight.

Author: Tony Doherty

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Mercier Press

Publication Date: 2017-12-31

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