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- DescriptionIn 2018, peace, possibly fair possibly lasting, is getting far too close, too real, for the hardliners on both sides in Northern Ireland. Shooter in a Plague Year, the third Irish historical vel in the Kavanagh saga, describes one possible outcome, a nightmare scenario that completes the gory chapters of the past. What happens if the moderates are eliminated? What happens if the New IRA, just formed on one hand, and the shadowy Core Command on the other, finally square off to determine who owns Ulster, all of it? Both claim the Red Hand of Ulster as their symbol; both claim nationalism as their own high ground. Each is as devious and secretive as the other. Who's marked for death? By whom? Why? Shooter in a Plague Year follows the twists and turns, machinations and prejudices, of these paramilitary groups as they finalize the 800 year old war in the North. High tech weapons are at the forefront; ancient hatreds are the bedrock.
- Author BiographyJim Wills, author of Shooter in a Plague Year, the third of the Kavanagh stories, and the three other chronologically arranged titles in the saga: A Few Men Faithful, I, Philly MC, II, and This Hard Gemlike Flame, IV, has had careers as varied as the novels he writes. He has been a motorcycle mechanic, academic, hard rock miner, book editor, a commercial writer, mason, baker and an author. His lifelong interest in Irish history and literature, with all their triumphs and failures, forms the bedrock for these novels. Each one stands on its own, but they are more rewarding read as a continuous history of the Kavanagh family, in Ireland, in North America, from 1916 to 2020. His fascination with dialect, street vocabulary, and musical lyrics that define a place, a culture, and a time are evident throughout. He lives in rural Ontario with his partner, Wendy Carlson, and, betimes, Wendy's daughter, Kate Amies. Other works by the same author include Tools Are Made, Born Are Hands: Baking True Artisan Breads in a Wood Fired Oven.
- Author(s)Jim Wills
- Date of Publication15/06/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight395 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Illustrator(s)Ltd Artplus Ltd,Artplus Ltd
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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