Isabella swaps Dublin for Manhattan
to find herself and lose Harry. Harry, with whom she
had been primary school classmates, teenage sweethearts, university lovers and a not-quite-grown-up couple.
Harry, who is so caught up in anti-war demonstrations
that he fails to organise a life for the two of them.
Harry, a committed but penniless “revolutionary activist”.
Harry, whom she loves and misses and must learn
to live without.
Harry loves Isabella totally. Except for the bit of him that loves Sinead. Sinead loves Harry. And Sinead wants desperately to help her friend Moussa, a doctor living amidst the fear and devastation of the fighting in Fallujah.
The lives of Isabella, Harry and Sinead are haunted by the horrors of the war in Iraq, culminating
in a tragedy that will change lives forever.
‘There is an aftertaste of wonderment to this book, written from within by a child of our times. Now I know what is going on in the heads of those who are marching to change them, from Dublin to Mayo, Baghdad to New York - sex, desire, love, family and politics. Marvellous’.
- Nell McCafferty