A collection of short stories that capture the essence of life in Belfast by one of Ireland's leading political figures. It reveals the humanity and indominable spirit of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times.
One of the world's best-known political figures shares stories that reveal the humanity and indomitable spirit of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. The moving accounts of the fictional characters in these eighteen short stories are set against the political turmoil of Gerry Adams' native Belfast.
'A good writer of fiction whose stories are not IRA agitprop but serious art. It is a good bet that James Joyce would read Gerry Adam's short stories to learn about the souls of Belfast as the world reads Dubliners' James F Clarity (New York Times) in the Irish Independent
The warmth of Adams's writing comes from the affection of a man for the remembered things of his past...The Street demonstrates that Adams can write well.
He brings a wry humour and a detailed observation to small events... If there is a unifying strand, it is compassion for people in difficult situations.
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