A Brave Man Dead is narrated by Irish teenager Lorcan Devine through language very much his own.
Like all teenagers Lorcan tries to figure out what the hell is going on around, in and to him.
Of his many personal epiphanies he has recently become fully aware of the inadequate role his mother has played and plays in his short life.
Both she and his many siblings “lecture” him on how to live after the early death of his father.
Acceptance arrives by way of paternal paganism. In the end Lorcan decides what to do when tragedy hits home.