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"Couldn't be more direct or less obscure... with virtually every speech and scene ringing painfully, bitterly true."
"There was this guy on Billy's job, same age as me. He's got a wife, kids, place of his own! We were talking and he asked me where I lived. I was almost ashamed to answer him! I look at meself in the mirror and I think, 'What bird in her right mind would go with you?'"
Nazareth House, an Irish children's home, is synonymous with cruelty, exploitation, and abuse. Now, years after his failed suicide attempt, one alumnus has become a wealthy manufacturer of computer hardware. He has tracked down some of his old classmates from Nazareth House to see if he can reconstruct the memories that made him jump off Tower Bridge in the first place. But can he convince the others to share their own stories of the horrors of the Naz? And does he really want to hear them?
The Naz and all excerpts from it are © 2003 Tim Marks. Excerpts may contain strong language or violence.