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The Journey Home

(1990)
A novel by

 
Young Francis Hanrahan dreams desperately of a life different from that of his country-born, suburban-living parents. On his first day at his first job Francis makes his first real friend. Shay, a would-be older brother, introduces "Hano" to Dublin's appealingly seedy after-hours bars and drug-fueled parties. They are joined by Cait, a troubled teenager who spends her days in a stupor. But the noir thrills of underground Dublin cannot conceal the unemployment, corruption, and violence strangling the city. The Plunkett brothers, masters of "the subtle everyday corruption on which a dynasty was built" will use the friends - with tragic results.

Torn between his friends, his family, and his own ideals, Hano ultimately falls victim to these powerful forces and commits a heinous crime. He flees through the countryside with Cait, wondering, as he narrates the events that set him on this path, if there is a home at the end of it.

Controversial for its gritty portrait of Dublin in the 1980s, The Journey Home is Dermot Bolger's unflinching look at the personal cost of social progress, and those, innocent or not, lost during the journey.

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Journey Home (James A. Michener Fiction)
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-292-71806-3 / 978-0-292-71806-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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June 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Journey Home
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-670-83215-4 / 978-0-670-83215-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Journey Home
Author(s): DERMOT BOLGER
ISBN: 0-14-026959-2 / 978-0-14-026959-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Journey Home
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-00-715411-9 / 978-0-00-715411-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Journey Home
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-14-013159-0 / 978-0-14-013159-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: The Journey Home
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
ISBN: 0-14-015775-1 / 978-0-14-015775-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Journey Home (James A. Michener Fiction)
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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June 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Journey Home
Author(s): Dermot Bolger
Publisher: Flamingo
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