Coverart for item
The Resource At swim, two boys, Jamie O'Neill

At swim, two boys, Jamie O'Neill

Label
At swim, two boys
Title
At swim, two boys
Statement of responsibility
Jamie O'Neill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in Dublin, At Swim, Two Boys follows the year to Easter 1916, the time of Ireland's brave but fractured uprising against British rule. O'Neill tells the story of the love of two boys: Jim, a naive and reticent scholar and the younger son of the foolish aspiring shopkeeper Mr. Mack, and Doyler, the dark, rough-diamond son of Mr. Mack's old army pal. Doyler might once have made a scholar like Jim, but his folks sent him to work, and now, schoolboy no more, he hauls the parish midden cart, with socialism and revolution and willful blasphemy stuffed under his cap." "And yet the future is rose, Jim's father is sure. His elder son is away fighting the Hun for God and the British Army, and he has such plans for Jim and their corner shop empire. But Mr. Mack cannot see that the landscape is changing, nor does he realize the depth of Jim's burgeoning friendship with Doyler. Out at the Forty Foot, the great jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the scandalous nude, the two boys meet day after day. There they make a pact: Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, Easter 1916, they will swim the bay to the distant beacon of Muglins Rock and claim that island for themselves."--Jacket
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 2002
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, Jamie
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6065.N4194
LC item number
A92 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Male friendship
  • Teenage boys
  • Gay youth
  • Easter Rising (Ireland : 1916)
  • Gay youth
  • Male friendship
  • Teenage boys
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
At swim, two boys, Jamie O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47037422
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
643 pages
Isbn
9780743207126
Lccn
2002327505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection
System control number
(OCoLC)47037422
Label
At swim, two boys, Jamie O'Neill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47037422
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
643 pages
Isbn
9780743207126
Lccn
2002327505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection
System control number
(OCoLC)47037422

Library Locations

    • LaBudde Special CollectionsBorrow it
      800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
      39.034642 -94.576835
Processing Feedback ...