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The harbor boys : a memoir

Author: Hugo Hamilton
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"As a boy, Hugo Hamilton felt a strong desire to be rid of the confused identity he had inherited from his German mother and Irish father. Yet history's determined grip tightened its hold. A job at the harbor, rather than offering him respite, entangled him in a bitter feud between two fishermen--one Catholic, one Protestant. Against the background of the spiraling Troubles in the North, Hugo listened to the missing
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Biography
Named Person: Hugo Hamilton; Hugo (Schriftsteller Hamilton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Hamilton
ISBN: 0060784679 9780060784676
OCLC Number: 66527257
Notes: Simultaneously published in England with title: The sailor in the wardrobe.
Description: 263 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Hugo Hamilton.
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"As a boy, Hugo Hamilton felt a strong desire to be rid of the confused identity he had inherited from his German mother and Irish father. Yet history's determined grip tightened its hold. A job at the harbor, rather than offering him respite, entangled him in a bitter feud between two fishermen--one Catholic, one Protestant. Against the background of the spiraling Troubles in the North, Hugo listened to the missing persons bulletins going out on the radio for his German cousin who mysteriously vanished somewhere on the west coast of Ireland and watched as the unfolding harbor duel moved toward a tragic end. From the author of The Speckled People, one of the most lyrical and affecting memoirs of recent times, comes a powerful, deeply moving, and well-observed account of a young man's determined struggles to place himself in a world of his own making."--Publisher's website.

The German-Irish author recounts his young adulthood desire to escape the legacies of his German mother and cousin, entanglement in a bitter dispute between Catholic and Protestant neighbors, and exposure to forbidden cultural elements.

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