Cal (Bernard MacLaverty)


Author: Bernard MacLaverty
Project: WarThe Troubles
Year of publication: 1983
Pages: 154
Goodreads: Cal







Set in the Northern Ireland of the 1980’s, Cal tells the story of a young Catholic man living in a Protestant area. For Cal, some choices are devastatingly simple: he can work in an abattoir that nauseates him or join the dole queue; he can brood on his past or plan a future with Marcella.

Springing out of the fear and violence of Ulster, Cal is a haunting love story that unfolds in a land where tenderness and innocence can only flicker briefly in the dark.

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