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The Leavetaking

John McGahern

The Leavetaking by John McGahern is ‘A beautiful, irresistible work of imagination.’ (Sunday Telegraph).

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571225705
Date Published
05.11.2009
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Summary

A day, crucial and cathartic, in the life of a young Catholic schoolteacher who has returned to Ireland after a year’s sabbatical in London where he married an American divorcee. As a result he now faces certain dismissal by the school authorities. Moving from the earliest memories of both the man and the woman, the novel recreates their breaking of the shackles of guilt and duty into the acceptance of a fulfilling adult love.

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Born in 1934, John McGahern was the eldest of seven children, raised on a farm in the West of Ireland. The son of a Garda sergeant who had served as an IRA volunteer in the Irish War of Independence, he was devastated by his mother’s death when he was nine. An outstanding student, McGahern studied at University College Dublin and…

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