The last house of Ulster: A family in Belfast

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To tell the story of the McNally family is to tell the story of Northern Ireland over the past 25 years. It is a tale of sons in prison, a family business destroyed by a terrorist bomb and children who hide their school crests, fearful of becoming a sniper's target.

When Charles Foran first met and lived with the McNallys in 1979 Belfast, he was 19, thrilled by television news-bites come true -- being stopped at army check points, venturing into notorious neighborhoods and witnessing the bombed-out hulks of twisted vehicles. On one of his numerous return visits, Foran, now 32, is saddened by the decay and lonely for the company of the five McNally children, bruised and scattered by the Troubles, all exiles from their middle-class North Belfast home.

In a moving account of the inexorable bonds between people and place, history and daily life, and courage and pride, The Last House of Ulster maps the human tragedy of Ireland in a story that is intimate, intelligent and utterly compelling.

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