Soul searching: Henry McDonald's novel harks back to Belfast of punk and paramilitaries

In his new novel Two Souls, Belfast writer Henry McDonald weaves his conflicting personal histories into a tapestry of doomed love, its bitter bloody aftermath and former friends turning into lethal enemies He chats to Jenny Lee

Journalist and author Henry McDonald pictured at Belfast High Street subway, where he often used to hang out as a punk in his youth. The location also features in his new novel Two Souls. Picture by Hugh Russell
BORN in the nationalist Markets area of Belfast, as a child Henry McDonald's home was smashed up by the British army during Internment in 1971, then blown up by a UVF car bomb four years later, an[...]

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