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The Resource Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe

Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe

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Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland
Title
Say nothing
Title remainder
a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Radden Keefe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of this terrible crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades. In this powerful, scrupulously reported book, Patrick Radden Keefe offers not just a forensic account of a brutal crime but a vivid portrait of the world in which it happened. The tragedy of an entire country is captured in the spellbinding narrative of a handful of characters, presented in lyrical and unforgettable detail. A poem by Seamus Heaney inspires the title: `Whatever You Say, Say Nothing'. By defying the culture of silence, Keefe illuminates how a close-knit society fractured; how people chose sides in a conflict and turned to violence; and how, when the shooting stopped, some ex-combatants came to look back in horror at the atrocities they had committed, while others continue to advocate violence even today. Say Nothing deftly weaves the stories of Jean McConville and her family with those of Dolours Price, the first woman to join the IRA as a front-line soldier, who bombed the Old Bailey when barely out of her teens; Gerry Adams, who helped bring an end to the fighting, but denied his own IRA past; Brendan Hughes, a fearsome IRA commander who turned on Adams after the peace process and broke the IRA's code of silence; and other indelible figures
Summary
Documents the notorious abduction and murder of I.R.A. Troubles victim Jean McConville in 1972 Belfast, exploring how the case reflected the brutal conflicts of Northern Ireland and their ongoing repercussions
Tone
Writing style
Award
Orwell Prize, 2019.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10755120
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1976-
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Keefe, Patrick Radden
Dewey number
941.67
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • McConville, Jean
  • Price, Dolours
  • Adams, Gerry
  • Hughes, Brendan
  • Provisional IRA
  • Violence
  • Political violence
  • Violence
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Northern Ireland
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland
Label
Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-498) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064842341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780008159252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Say nothing : a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-498) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064842341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780008159252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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