Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 TIMEâ€™s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€˜A must readâ€™ Gillian Flynn One night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades. Through the unsolved case of Jean McConvilleâ€™s abduction, Patrick Radden Keefe tells the larger story of the Troubles, investigating Dolours Price, the first woman to join the IRA, who bombed the Old Bailey; Gerry Adams, the politician who helped end the fighting but denied his IRA past; and Brendan Hughes, an IRA commander who broke their code of silence.
A gripping story forensically reported, Say Nothing explores the extremes people will go to for an ideal, and the way societies mend â€“ or donâ€™t â€“ after long and bloody conflict.