Love and shadows in an oppressive time

Nights Beneath the Nation. By Denis Kehoe, Serpent’s Tail, €12

20th September, 2008

Nights Beneath the Nation. By Denis Kehoe, Serpent’s Tail, €12

The year is 1950. Twenty years old and freshly arrived from the country, Daniel is captivated by Dublin’s cosmopolitan atmosphere. Anyone who has fulfilled a dream of leaving home to move to the big smoke, be it Dublin, London or New York, will identify with the way Daniel falls hook, line and sinker for everything that the metropolis has to offer.

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