Never In My Lifetime
Shirley Gee’s beautifully tragic and poetic Never In My Lifetime is a Romeo and Juliet style love story, set in the mid 1970’s amid the backdrop of the brutal conflict between the English and the Irish. As expected, there are no villains or martyrs in this war-torn stretch of Northern Ireland. Everyone becomes his brother’s enemy. It is also a story of survival and the indomitable human spirit in Belfast, a city reminiscent of any in the world where there is violence and conflict.
Never In My Lifetime won the Samuel Beckett Award, 1985 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 1983 BBC Cooper Award.