No Country for Young Men

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ISBN 9780571255061 Format Paperback
9780571255061
Paperback
Published 15/10/2009 Length 370 pages
370

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'Entertaining and rich in comedy . . . gripping and moving.' William Trevor

Sister Judith Clancy is told that she must leave the protection of her convent and return to her family. So begins the unravelling of community ties which form this brilliant and devastating story of human and political relations in twentieth century Ireland. Past and present, memory, madness and buried trauma shift in a disturbing kaleidoscope as four generations of the O'Malleys and Clanceys attempt to come to terms with the after-effects of the Irish Civil War.

No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

'One of the very best books of its kind that has ever been my pain and pleasure to read.' Guardian

'A book to be bought and read and thought about.' Irish Times

'Entertaining and rich in comedy . . . gripping and moving.' William TrevorSister Judith Clancy is told that she must leave the protection of her convent and return to her family. So begins the unravelling of community ties which form this brilliant and devastating story of human and political relations in twentieth century Ireland. Past and present, memory, madness and buried trauma shift in a disturbing kaleidoscope as four generations of the O'Malleys and Clanceys attempt to come to terms with the after-effects of the Irish Civil War.No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.'One of the very best books of its kind that has ever been my pain and pleasure to read.' Guardian'A book to be bought and read and thought about.' Irish Times
  • About Julia O'Faolain

    Julia O'Faolain was born in London in 1932. Her novel No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was brought up in Cork and Dublin, educated in Paris and Rome and married an American historian in Florence. She lived for many years in the US, and now lives in London. A major collection of her short stories will be published by Faber & Faber.

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