What should a young boy do when he discovers that his father is involved in the IRA? Who can you trust when an insane murderer is trapped on the same train you're riding? How can a Catholic child manage to fit in at a Protestant school in Northern Ireland? From the small towns and byways of rural Northern Ireland, this anthology of short stories from renowned Irish author Jack Scoltock provides a rare glimpse into everyday life in the midst of religious and political strife. From coping with family members in the IRA to the trials of Catholic children attending Protestant schools, these stories reveal the complexities of modern living with a deft and insightful eye.