Blood-Dark Track: A Family History (Paperback)

A Family History

By Joseph O'Neill

Granta UK, 9781862074781, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2002



Joseph O’Neill’s grandfathers—one Irish, one Turkish—were both imprisoned during World War II. His Irish grandfather was a member of the IRA who was interned with his comrades by the British. His other grandfather, from the Turkish Christian minority, was jailed by the British in Palestine. An illustrative, riveting narrative of politics, murder, and espionage set during World War II, this is also a personal exploration of the ties and limits of kinship.