An IRA terrorist who fought for Irish independence in 1910s Dublin tells his story. He is Henry Smart, son of a brothel bouncer, who becomes a street urchin after his father goes to jail and his mother turns senile. He joins the movement and rises in its ranks to participate in the 1916 Easter Rising, including the famous attack on the post office.… (more)
Cariola: Wonderfully diverse collection of short stories, focusing on recent immigrants to Ireland from all over the world. Some are funny, some are dark, some are sad, but all of them show Doyle at his best.