Four generations of two families struggle to deal with the after-effects of the Irish Civil War in Julia O’Faolain’s gripping and engaging novel.

What happens to a society when memory displaces thought? Set in contemporary Dublin, No Country for Young Men introduces an Irish-American targeted for elimination by terrorists, an unsolved 1922 murder, a moving love affair and a deranged nun. Then things get complicated. Memory and madness, history and mystery, affairs of the heart and tricks of the mind - all are covered with wit, intelligence and compassion by author Julia O’Faolain.

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Julia O'Faolain

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Julia O'Faolain was born in London. Her novel No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the 1980 Booker Prize.
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