By (author) John McGahern
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Amongst Women by John McGahern
Book DescriptionMoran 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571225644
(198mm x 126mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John McGahern
Amongst Women, Paperback (February 2016)
Once an officer in the Irish War for Independence, Moran is now a widower, eking out a living on a small farm where he raises his two sons and three daughters. Adrift from the structure and security of the military, he keeps control by binding his family close to him.
Collected Stories, Paperback (May 2014)
Brings together all of author's short fiction.
Love of the World, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by John McGahern
John McGahern did not spread himself thinly as a writer. Nearly all of his creative energy went into what was central for him: the great novels and stories that are part of the canon of Irish and world literature. This book brings together McGahern's surviving essays, reviews and speeches.
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Author Biography - 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 Etrangere 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. John McGahern died in 2006.
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