Reading in the Dark

Reading in the Dark

Book - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A boy's childhood is lived out in two dimensions. One is legendary: the Sun-Fort of Grianan; where children are stolen away by demonic forces. The other is actual: the city of Derry in the the 1940s and 1950s; a place that is also haunted by political enmities, family secrets and intrigue.
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 1996
ISBN: 9780224044059
Branch Call Number: DEA
Characteristics: 231 p. ;,23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 05, 2014

A rhapsodic novel of the family secrets and sadnesses that transform a young boy's life. Set in Northern Ireland during the various "troubles" of the twentieth century, this heart-breaking and often funny book describes the effects of politics on the tenderhearted. Short listed for the 1996 Booker Prize.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number



Find it at PMPL

To Top