Everything in This Country Must


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One powerful novella, with two thematically linked short stories on either side of it, forms the basis of Everything in this Country Must. These are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, but only in the sense that Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea is about fishing - they have an almost mythical rather than a political feel. In the title story, 4 young soldiers help a farmer and his daughter free their horse from a stream in flood, unable to understand that their help will never be anything but an insult. In the ...

Everything in This Country Must 2001, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312273187

Trade paperback

Everything In This Country Must 2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780753811207

Mass-market paperback

Everything in This Country Must 2000, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781897580394