The novel follows Irishman Jack McNulty during his commission in the Second World War, a position which renders him a temporary gentleman. Opening the story on the Mediterranean, McNulty is caught up in a torpedo attack - a story that, as we are told in Barry's introduction, was based on the true experience of the author's grandfather. See below for an extract:So for a moment of odd calm I stood there, one leg bare to the world, my cap still in place inexplicably, my self drenched so thoroughly I thought myself to be one ...

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