Book launch of BÉAL NA PÉISTE by Fionntán de Brún in An Ceathrú Póilí 20 March 2023 – Posted in: News, Book launch

Invitation to the launch of BÉAL NA PÉISTE by Fionntán de Brún

Seoladh Béal na Péiste le Fionntán de Brún

Cló Iar-Chonnacht, An Ceathrú Póilí and Fionntán de Brún cordially invite you to the launch of the novel BÉAL NA PÉISTE by Fionntán de Brún in An Ceathrú Póilí, Belfast on Saturday, 1 April at 1:00 p.m.

RSVP: An Chultúrlann

BÉAL NA PÉISTE A new novel by Fionntán de Brún

When Réamainn Prút lands in Belfast in 1988, he is returning to his home town as a stranger.

He takes notice of the big advertisements for the secret phone number for the police, a service to share information about terrorists and lift a burden from your conscience. But Réamainn is thinking of his youth and of the old rhyme that the roadside preachers used to recite:

 

Come listen to my tale of Jonah and the whale;

Way down in the middle of the ocean!

 

He remembers too the fateful night in December 1942. That night, he parachuted out of a German plane on the County Down coast and made his way to his parents’ house.

They asked what he was doing in Germany and what would he do now that the authorities are looking for him.

When Réamann Prút jumped from that plane in 1942, a rocky road lay before him, from where everything would be questioned: memory, loyalty, right and wrong – a perilous path straddling Ireland and Europe, and reaching a bloody climax in 1988.

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