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Amongst Women by John McGahern
  

Amongst Women

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Set in 1960’s Ireland this novel touches on themes of religion, politics, family and country life.

April 2010 Guest Editor Katharine McMahon on John McGahern...

I am part Irish, and there was much in Amongst Women that appealed to the bit of me that responds to that - the Irish Catholicism, the old patriarchal family structure and the closeness of family, the beauty and harshness of the countryside, and how an intimate story can be told that encompasses a sweeping political backdrop.

If you like John McGahern you might also like to read books by John Banville, Brian Moore and William Trevor.

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Synopsis

Amongst Women by John McGahern

Moran is an old Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerrilla leader in the War of Independence. Now, in old age, living out in the country, Moran is still fighting - with his family, his friends, even himself - in a poignant struggle to come to terms with the past.

About the Author

John McGahern

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland. He was a graduate of University College, Dublin. He worked as a Primary School teacher and held various academic posts at universities in Britain, Ireland and America. In the opinion of the Observer, John McGahern was 'Ireland's greatest living novelist'. He was the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, the American-Irish Award, the Prix Etrangère Ecureuil and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Amongst Women, which won both the GPA and the Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a four-part BBC television series. His work has appeared in anthologies and has been translated into many languages. His last book, Memoir, was published in 2005.

Fellow novelist Katharine McMahon on John McGahern...

I am part Irish, and there was much in Amongst Women that appealed to the bit of me that responds to that - the Irish Catholicism, the old patriarchal family structure and the closeness of family, the beauty and harshness of the countryside, and how an intimate story can be told that encompasses a sweeping political backdrop.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd September 2006

Author

John McGahern

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Publisher

Faber and Faber

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571225644

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