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Amongst Women

by John McGahern

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

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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.

Amongst Women Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780571225644
Publication date: 23/09/2006
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571225644
Publication date: 23rd September 2006
Author: John McGahern
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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 ...

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