Political Map of the Heart by Pat Gray
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Political Map of the Heart
By Pat Gray

The Political Map of the Heart

By (author) See other recent books by Pat Gray
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $22.95
Your Price: $20.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.29! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.03 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Political Map of the Heart by Pat Gray

Book Description

Pat Grant's childhood is played out against a bleak Ulster landscape at the height of the Troubles. One by one, his brothers leave home, and he is left with his increasingly eccentric father and helpless mother. Pat's teenage romance with Elaine looks at odds with the violence around them.

Buy Political Map of the Heart book by Pat Gray from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781873982549
ISBN-10: 1873982542
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Dedalus Ltd
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Pat Gray

Cat by Pat Gray Cat, Paperback (November 2015)

Pat Gray's classic tale about friendship between Cat, Mouse and Rat.

Public Policy Disasters in Europe by Pat Gray Public Policy Disasters in Europe, Hardback (June 1998)

This book presents case studies of recent and often spectacular failures of policy including the BSE crisis, the 'Arms to Iraq' affair, the German currency union, and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster'.

» View all books by Pat Gray

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » This intriguing title conveys no idea of the content of the book, and even when it has been read the reasons for the choice remain tantilizingly obscure. The Irish are famously charming and equally celebrated for telling you what they think you want to hear. This story is a rite of passage for a young boy named Pat Grant. But is it Pat Gray himself? The detail seems authentic enough at first glance. Pat Grant is a Belfast boy with an English mother and a totally uninvolved father, who advises his son to proclaim that he belongs to the Plymouth Brethren when he starts at a fiercely Protestant school. None of the other boys have ever heard of the Plymouth Brethren and he is at once suspected of being Catholic, although luckily for him he has an aunt on the right side. Suspicion remains, because his older brother abandons Oxford and returns to be an ardent republican activist. Pat falls in love with a Protestant girl, who is not adverse to sharing her body with a suspect Catholic, nor reading between the lines with others, including a young British officer. In the end, Pat sees no future in Northern Ireland; he writes to the girl inviting her to come away with him, but she does not respond, nor does she show up. The narrative shows little or nothing of the bitter antagonisms which tear Ulster apart. The impact of the Troubles on the story is minimal, the reaction of the characters to what is happening around them is almost dismissive. The characters themselves are nearly as insipid. However, The Political map of the Heart paints a fascinating picture of an unfamiliar country with unfamiliar detail. But it does not answer the question as to whether it depicts the real Ulster - or is it what the author thinks we would like to know about it. (Kirkus UK)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Political Map of the Heart book by Pat Gray and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Pat Gray close
Cat by Pat Gray
Public Policy Disasters in Europe by Pat Gray
Cat, The by Pat Gray
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close