Nights Beneath The Nation

Nights Beneath The Nation year old Daniel Ryan returns to Dublin after fleeing to New York decades earlier following the end of his love affair with Anthony His return to the city is a reluctant but necessary journey to ex

  • Title: Nights Beneath The Nation
  • Author: Denis Kehoe
  • ISBN: 9781846686689
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • 67 year old Daniel Ryan returns to Dublin after fleeing to New York decades earlier, following the end of his love affair with Anthony His return to the city is a reluctant but necessary journey to exorcise the ghosts of the past.

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    1. I loved this book. A guy on Facebook recommended it. It's a gay love story set in Ireland during the 50's.

    2. This was an interesting and unique tale, about a young man from a small town in Munster who goes up to Dublin in 1950 after doing his Leaving Cert to take a non-descript job as a clerk in the bureaucracy of a government ministry. And there he discovers that he's gay. He becomes acquainted with a mysterious "older woman" (all of forty, perhpas), who holds soirées, consorts with other extravegant people who live on the fringes of staid and conservative Catholic Ireland. He falls into a doomed lov [...]

    3. Well-paced, thoughtful and engaging. The story is presented in alternating timelines, one in 1950/51, when a young man comes to the big city (Dublin) and falls in love, and the second in 1997/98 when the same man returns from New York to revisit his memories. A convincing and satisfying achievement from first time author Dennis Kehoe.

    4. Writing this narrative in the first person was a mistake. The voice is utterly unconvincing as a retired businessman in his seventies who'd lived most of his life in New York. It sounds suspiciously like a university educated thirty something living in Ireland and at times moves so swiftly over characters and motivations as to read like a synopsis for a movie script.

    5. Really enjoyed this book, Kehoe captures a sense of time and place well and keeps the intrigue going throughout. The pace is good and the characters are well formed it's very much worth a read.

    6. My favorite book! <3The most exciting love story I've ever read! The story passes in different times (1951 and 1998), and it's about the life of Daniel, and his story with Anthony (1951) and Gerard (1998). The second, Gerard, "is writing a book about a colourful figure from Daniel's past, turns into a promising friendship - but only because Daniel conceals his identity." I didn't love 'cause is a gay love story, but 'cause is a love story full of prejudice and tragedy. Just try not to cry so [...]

    7. This book is driven by a fifty year old mystery gradually uncovered as Daniel is forced to confront his past. Looking at gay life in 1950 Ireland and the hypocrisy of the Catholic religion. Primarily a story about love without boundaries.

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