In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy past, he sets sail for Ireland, and quickly becomes involved in a struggle between soldiers of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and the brutal British troops. Amidst the lush and rugged Irish countryside, and the horrible violence unfolding across it, Ben must search for the truth of his identity, and the ties of his family's blood.The canteen was cloth-covered, with a wine-cork for a stopper. When I took a ... Mist billowed across the fields and I could no longer make out the shapes of men lying near me. I only heard ... Then I returned to my spot by the wall. Stanley and anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Promise of Light|
|Publisher||:||Picador - 2014-12-16|