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Memoir John McGahern 0571228100 9780571228102 Irelands greatest living novelist. Observer An intense and haunted memoir of childhood love and loss. John McGaherns mother died young, of cancer ndash; leaving him in the charge of hi
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Memoir by John McGahern

Irelands greatest living novelist. Observer An intense and haunted memoir of childhood love and loss. John McGaherns mother died young, of cancer ndash; leaving him in the charge of his father, a police sergeant trapped in a rural station where nothing ever happened, during the war years when Ireland was cut off from the outside world. At the heart of the book, rendered in exquisite detail, are McGaherns memories of his mother and of the pleasures and beauties of the landscape in the harsh, poor environment of County Leitrim. There is an unbearably moving portrait of his mothers drawn-out illness, of her approach to death, and of his own grief. If the book is a moving re-enactment of filial love, it is also an account of the suffocating relationship between a father and his son. The sergeant was a secretive, brutal and mercurial man. In response, the young John McGahern found his way to books and the life of the mind, and a dream that he could himself write books in which language and feeling mattered as much as the mere form of the tale. A classic family story, told with exceptional restraint and tenderness, John McGaherns first work of non-fiction cannot fail to move all those who read it.

Author: John McGahern

Language: English

Edition: 1St Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 2005-01-01

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ISBN: 0571228100


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