Citizens by Kevin CurranDublin 2010: Neil, twenty-six, unemployed, disaffected and disillusioned with Ireland, plans to emigrate and join his girlfriend in Canada. But having deferred his flight to attend his grandfathers funeral, he stays behind to aid his grieving grandmother.
Dublin 1916: Harry Colley is a Pathe Newsreel cameraman, recently back from London, with a Cinemachine and four newsreels ready to capture the events of Easter Week. This is his lifes work: to chronicle the Irish struggle for independence and share it with the world. Neil accepts her grandmothers request to read her fathers memoir. As he reads the reminiscences, he realizes that the newsreels spoken of in the text still exist. After viewing the reels, he sets off on a journey that will change his life, and the lives of all those around him, forever.
A timeless story of lost love and broken dreams that brilliantly counterpoints todays globalized generation with Irelands nationalist revolutionaries of 1916, Citizens creates a conversation across a century in a unique novel that has echoes of Don DeLillos Libra and Transatlantic by Colum McCann.
Citizens is important for people who think it is not important. Canadians, Americans or Brits, Spaniards or Portuguese or Greeks, you may not at first see Ireland s story as your story yet given that you all have birthed youth who are afraid, youth who are unfulfilled, youth who have doubts and fears; Citizens is your story too.
San Diego Book Review February 2016
While the novel ostensibly tells two stories, it gradually builds to brilliantly portray the human interdependency that an entire nation is built upon.
Un-likeability in a literary character is a tricky thing to respect. An unlikeable character needs something to make the reader decide to read on and Curran achieves this by writing spiky, visual dialogue for believable and flawed characters.
*Book of the Week* Curran makes some astute observations about the personal costs of societal change. Like Harrys artistic endeavours, the writers dual-era portrait of Dublin is cinematic in scope. Curran couples a close attention to detail with an overarching, subtle interrogation of the narratives nations are founded upon, lightened with a sharp wit.
A book without any likeable characters wouldn t normally work for me, but it actually plays an important part in Citizens... It does take a while for Citizens to get going, but it s worth it so stick with it. It s a good representation of a generation of Irish people who have felt let down by their country and that the only way forward is to leave.
Pure M Zine
Citizens is not the first time Curran has succeeded in capturing the cynicism and uncertainty of his generation. His wonderful debut, Beatsploitation, likewise offered an unflattering though thoroughly refreshing view on a changing Ireland.
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Welcome to A World of Ice and Fire. This mod has used Brytenwalda's source as a base to re-build upon. Be prepared to create your own house and challenge the Seven Kingdoms in this adaptation of Game of Thrones.