Blood-dark Track: A Family History

Blood-dark Track: A Family History

by JosephO'Neill (Author)


Joseph O'Neill's grandfathers--one Irish, one Turkish--were both imprisoned during World War II. His Irish grandfather was a member of the IRA who was interned with his comrades by the British. His other grandfather, from the Turkish Christian minority, was jailed by the British in Palestine. An illustrative, riveting narrative of politics, murder, and espionage set during World War II, this is also a personal exploration of the ties and limits of kinship.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Granta Books
Published: 28 Feb 2002

ISBN 10: 186207478X
ISBN 13: 9781862074781

Media Reviews
'Blood-Dark Track moves adroitly between Ireland and the Middle East, and interlaces O'Neill's own quest to discover what his grandfathers were up to with fascinating and unfamiliar insights into the history of their times... the result is riveting' Sunday Express; '...a gripping detective story, a thoughtful enquiry into nationalism, and a moving evocation of world war at the edges of its European theatre.' The Economist; 'In its very unease, it is a remarkable work' Seamus Deane, Irish Times
Author Bio
Joseph O'Neill is the author of two novels, The Breezes and This is the Life. A practising barrister, he lives in New York