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At Swim, Two Boys

A Novel

by Jamie O"Neill

  • 174 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Scribner .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • Literary,
  • English Historical Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Easter Rising, 1916,
  • History,
  • Ireland

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages576
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7927271M
    ISBN 100743222954
    ISBN 109780743222952

    Get this from a library! At swim, two boys: a novel. [Jamie O'Neill] -- Two young men, Jim, the naive, scholarly son of a Dublin shopkeeper, and Doyler, a rough working boy, struggle with issues of political, religious, and sexual identity in the year leading up to the.   At Swim Two Boys deserves to be read, and maybe re-read, 16 years on, says Eileen Dunne of this Irish classic, reissued by Scribner. 'In delicate clutch an Irish Times he held', and we're off with 8/

    Is the reunion between Jim and Doyler in the last pages of the novel enough of a happy ending to make At Swim, Two Boys a novel of triumph rather than tragedy? We watch as the characters in this novel struggle with their feelings of desire in a society that will not even recognize it.   'At Swim, Two Boys gets nearer to the truth of our lives than most established writers dream of' - Independent 'Jamie O'Neill's masterpiece holds a special place in my heart for its bravery, its originality, its memorable characters and the dexterity of its language' - John Boyne5/5(1).

      "Heads that bobbed like floating gulls and gulls that floating bobbed like heads. Two heads. At swim, two boys." Jim Mack and Doyler Doyle are the two boys, who in make a pact that in a years time, they'll swim out across Dublin bay to Muglins Rock and raise the flag, claiming the rock. At swim, two boys by Jamie O'Neill; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Teenage boys, Male friendship, Fiction, Gay youth, History; Places: Dublin (Ireland.


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