Book Launch: UNEASY BEDFELLOWS by Jack Harte
May 24, 2023
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Irish Writers Centre
a new novel by Jack Harte
Two young friends who have bonded through poetry join an expedition to Derry on the fateful August weekend in 1969 when the history of Northern Ireland took a violent turn. Their bus encountered the barbarism before it even crossed the Border. The Incident coloured the rest of their lives, and left them with the fraught dilemma as to whether they should dedicate themselves to Culture or to Civilisation, two diametrically opposed objectives. The teaching profession and the cause of secular education provide some common ground, but they have a long struggle to find balance and harmony in their lives.