Romance and Revolution by Kevin O'Rourke

There were no walls in the shack and no interior doors. When Louise and Big Hank had sex in the night, ten-year-old Padraig covered his ears. It did not help. The grunting and moaning kept him awake. 

'Romance and Revolution' by Kevin O'Rourke of a coming of age tale of a young man's struggle with poverty and racism, and his transcendence of the institutions that attempt to confine him. A selection for Long Story, Short Journal by guest editor Jamie O'Connell. READ 'ROMANCE AND REVOLUTION'.