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Publisher Comments:

Michael Moran is an embittered Irish Republican who detests the "small-minded gangsters" who now run the country for whose independence he fought. Now a soldier without a battle, he transfers his brutality to his own family. He is hard on his daughters: Maggie, a late bloomer who wants to study nursing; Sheila, an assertive spirit whose chance at a university scholarship is thwarted by Moran; and the hardworking Mona, who settles for the civil-service career Moran chose for her. But it is Moran's sons — the errant Luke and the youngest, Michael — who bear the brunt of his malevolence as his struggle with the past comes to an unimagined end.

Review:

"A wonderful writer...his spare but luminous prose evokes a severly repressed life and the aching passion that lies beneath its stony surface." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"McGahern's telling is masterful. With clarity and lyrical language, he soothes and sears the reader." Detroit Free Press

Review:

"The novelist's art at its finest....Beats to the rhythm of the world and of life itself." The New York Review of Books

Review:

"McGahern (The Dark; The Pornographer) has crafted a wise and tender novel whose brooding hero seems emblematic of an Ireland that drives away its sons and daughters." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A most satisfying addition to a very distinguished body of work." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Michael Moran is an old Republican whose life was transformed by his days of glory as a guerilla fighter in the War of Independence. Now much older, he is still fighting — with a second wife, his daughters, his sons, his old friends, even with himself — in a poignant struggle in which fear is tempered by love.

Synopsis:

Michael Moran is an old Irish Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerrilla leader in the Irish War of Independence. Moran is till fighting—with his family, his friends, and even himself—in this haunting testimony to the enduring qualities of the human spirit.

About the Author

John McGahern was born in Dublin and brought up in the west of Ireland. He is the author of three collections of short stories and six novels, including Amongst Women, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140092554
Author:
McGahern, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
McGahern, John
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
6824
Publication Date:
19910901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.55 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 192 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140092554 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wonderful writer...his spare but luminous prose evokes a severly repressed life and the aching passion that lies beneath its stony surface."
"Review" by , "McGahern's telling is masterful. With clarity and lyrical language, he soothes and sears the reader."
"Review" by , "The novelist's art at its finest....Beats to the rhythm of the world and of life itself."
"Review" by , "McGahern (The Dark; The Pornographer) has crafted a wise and tender novel whose brooding hero seems emblematic of an Ireland that drives away its sons and daughters."
"Review" by , "A most satisfying addition to a very distinguished body of work."
"Synopsis" by , Michael Moran is an old Republican whose life was transformed by his days of glory as a guerilla fighter in the War of Independence. Now much older, he is still fighting — with a second wife, his daughters, his sons, his old friends, even with himself — in a poignant struggle in which fear is tempered by love.
"Synopsis" by ,

Michael Moran is an old Irish Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerrilla leader in the Irish War of Independence. Moran is till fighting—with his family, his friends, and even himself—in this haunting testimony to the enduring qualities of the human spirit.

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