High Ground by John McGahern is a collection of short stories set in ordinary places, yet reflecting the whole of Ireland’s changing within a generation, propelled from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.
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The stories in High Ground are set in ordinary places, in the streets and suburbs and dancehalls of Dublin, the small towns and fields of the midlands, the big houses of the beleaguered Anglo-Irish in the aftermath of their ascendancy, the whole changing country propelled in a generation from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.
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