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Representingthe earliest example of modernist fiction in Irish, thisnarrativefollows Micil O'Maolain, who has been hit by a car shortly after arriving from Galway to look for work. Emerging from the hospital, he has lost an arm and a leg, and his facehas been disfigured.He becomes a sideshow freak to support himself, traveling around England and even back to Galway, but he eventually returnsto London, where he dies, down and out, in one of the city's parks."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780720613247
ISBN-10: 0720613248
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 142mm x 13mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Padraic O'Conaire

Padraic O'Conaire was one of Ireland's greatest Gaelic writers. He was the author of several celebrated stories and verses.