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This Human Season by Louise Dean

This Human Season

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Louise Dean is without doubt a significant new voice in British fiction. Her portrayal of 1979 Ireland at a time when two sides were at loggerheads is immensely powerful. As her well drawn characters from both sides of the divide come together they reveal the almost impossible situation in which they live. Both explosive and controversial the novel portrays one of the blackest moments of British History without being sensationalist.

If you like Louise Dean you might also like to read books by Anthony Doerr, Barbara Trapido and Zoe Heller.


This Human Season by Louise Dean

It is December 1979. Kathleen's son Sean has been convicted of a crime on behalf of the IRA and sent to Long Kesh prison - newly renamed the Maze.

John Dunn has just taken up a job as a prison guard after leaving the army.

Both will be shocked at what they find. Both will try to do the right thing, and fail. Neither will ever be the same again.

About the Author

Louise Dean

Louise Dean's first novel, BECOMING STRANGERS, was longlisted for the Man-Booker Prize and won the Betty Trask prize. She lives in France with her husband and three children.

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3rd April 2006


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