By Radden Keefe, Patrick
A taut tale of murder, radicalised politics, institutionalised violence and the deep scars left by such turmoil - this shocking investigation vividly encapsulates 'the Troubles' of the 1970s. One early December evening in 1972, a young widow named Jean McConville was abducted, in... front of her children, from the family's apartment in Belfast. She was never seen alive again, and her disappearance would haunt her ten children, the perpetrators, and a whole society in Northern Ireland that has struggled to come to terms with the atrocities committed by all sides during the decades-long conflict known as `the Troubles'.Read more
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Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine and the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Snakehead and Chatter. He received the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2014, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellowship at the New America Foundation. A former Marshall scholar, he holds Master's degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Yale. He lives in New York.
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