• Everything in This Country Must

  • A Novella and Two Stories
  • By: Colum McCann
  • Narrated by: Colum McCann
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Colum McCann's Everything in This Country Must, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, turns to the troubles in Northern Ireland and reveals the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children.

In the title story, a teenage girl must choose between allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British soldiers who have saved the family's horse. The young hero of Hunger Strike, a novella, tries to replicate the experience of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on hunger strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his part for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

Crafted in a new form, but with the skill and force and sparkling poetry that have brought him international acclaim, Colum McCann has delivered masterful, memorable short fiction.

©2000 Colum McCann (P)2021 Random House Audio

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