Jamie O’Neill’s book was met with acclaim and shock on its release in 2001. Ireland may now have same-sex marriages, but the tale remains compelling I was a young man, still in my twenties, when Jamie O’Neill’s novel At Swim, Two Boys was first published in 2001. I was working in a Dublin bookshop and there was a lot of talk about the book, but for all the wrong reasons. The papers had picked up on the news.
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