By Glenn Patterson
First of September 1974. Craig Robinson is beginning secondary institution. intuition tells him he must retain his head down. the very last thing he wishes, hence, is somebody wearing the identify St John Nimmo to be despatched to take a seat beside him, yet that's what he gets.
Across city Maxine Neill is beginning her personal new college, confident that she shouldn't be there in any respect. She might be the place Craig and St John are. now not that she has met both of them but. although meet them she's going to, and more.
Their lives and hers - and the lives of the whole Nimmo relatives - turn into entwined as pre-teens flip to adolescents, flip to twenties and thirties, flip unavoidably to the eff a long time and so they move concerning the company of filling the areas vacated through the generations that went prior to. It's known as transforming into up, by no means brain that the majority of the time it sounds like making it up as they pass alongside, and infrequently like fucking up completely.
Around them in the meantime the area occurs: to be particular Belfast occurs, for strong or sometimes very unwell certainly. those are the conditions existence has contrived for them. What are they to do yet take care of it?