Visions of alternative reality seize Fintan. He sees his own face on that of a divorced father, separated from his child. He discovers his sister's double in a late-Victorian photograph.
But his unease and nostalgia are countered by his son, Niall, presented as an idealist and yet also, perhaps, the most realistic of the Buckleys. Niall rejects the laundering of the past by the heritage industry. The beloved images of the past are "just a construct, Dad". Throughout the novel, Madden opens the question of how far the idea of family intimacy corresponds to the facts.
‘One by One in the Darkness’ – Deirdre Madden
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Loading comments… Trouble loading? The idea of home was something they lived so completely that they would be been at a loss to define it. Sadly, this predictable, peaceful pattern was shattered in as civil rights protests became increasingly violent. Living in a rural village, events seemed remote for a while. But eventually they, too, were affected by senseless, tragic acts.
One by One in the Darkness by Deirdre Madden
I loved the juxtaposition of past and present, which delivered a richly detailed story in just pages. This was the first time I had read such a personal account of this period in Irish history.
I felt like I knew these people. Their history was new to me, but their contemporary struggles were not. And the ending took my breath away, revealing details only alluded to before, while leaving so much open to interpretation. Sounds like you found a gem of a book and a wonderful new writer.
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