Down A Road All Rebels Run
This title is set in South Wexford, 1920 with Jim Rowe, the newly appointed captain of a volunteer company, who are fighting the Black and Tans. The Tans are brutal and emotionless and their orders are to crush any notions of Irish independence among the local population. Jim is young, idealistic and committed. Boosted by small successes, he plans an ambitious mission: the ambush of the local Tan garrison as they return to base one evening. But a callous betrayal, from within the volunteer ranks, leads the Tans directly to him. Their reprisal is more vicious and more personal than he could ever have imagined. Ordinary people are faced with unimaginable events in this haunting story of struggle and survival, driven by idealism, love, and a lust for revenge.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 124 x 198 x 18mm | 158.76g
- 28 Feb 2006
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Black Swan
- London, United Kingdom
Set in Wexford, Ireland in 1920, during the Irish struggle for independence: Jim Rowe is the newly appointed captain of a company of volunteers set up to combat the arrival of a battalion of Black and Tans under orders to quell any notions of independence among the local population. "From the Hardcover edition.
Set during the Irish struggle for independence, this elegiac novel explores the impact of war on a tightly knit community.
About Mogue Doyle
Mogue Doyle is in his fifties and has always lived in Co Wexford, where this novel is set. He has been in the building trade all his life. He is the author of Dancing with Minnie the Twig and A Moth at the Glass.