Author(s): Jamie O'Neill
Ireland, Easter 1915, turbulent times, and two young boys make a pact. In a year's time they will jump off Forty Foot, a jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the nude, and swim to the glow of the Muglins light to raise the Irish flag and claim it for their country and for their love of each other. Paperback (B-Format)
`A vivid picture of human freedom; of moving from fear of the world to acceptance of its fluid variety, while illuminating the nature of the imagination that makes it possible to do so' * Sunday Times * `O'Neill has stepped boldly and knowingly into the company of the Irish high modernists . . . At Swim, Two Boys is both footnote and foot forward, flexing its muscles within the Irish canon and breaking new emotional ground' * Guardian * `The music of Jamie O'Neill's prose creates a new Irish symphony' -- Peter Ackroyd `Jamie O'Neill's masterpiece holds a special place in my heart for its bravery, its originality, its memorable characters and the dexterity of its language' -- John Boyne `At Swim, Two Boys gets nearer to the truth of our lives than most established writers dream of' * Independent *
Jamie O'Neill was brought up in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. He spent ten years working as a night porter whilst writing AT SWIM, TWO BOYS. He lives in Galway, Ireland.