That's That : A Memoir

That's That : A Memoir

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Colin Broderick grew up in Northern Ireland during the period of heightened tension and violence known as the Troubles. Broderick's Catholic family lived in County Tyrone --the heart of rebel country. In Thats That, he brings us into this world and delivers a deeply personal account of what it was like to come of age in the midst of a war that dragged on for over two decades. We watch as he and his brothers play ball with the neighbor children over a fence for years, but are never allowed to play together because it is forbidden. We see him struggle to understand why young men from his community often just disappear. And we feel his frustration when he is held at gunpoint at various military checkpoints in the North. At the center of his worldand this storyis Colins mother. Desperate to protect her children from harm, she has little patience for Colins growing need to experience and understand all that is happening around them. Spoken with stern finality, "That's that" became the refrain of Colin's childhood.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307716330
0307716333
Branch Call Number: 941.6408 BRODE BRODE

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