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That They May Face the Rising Sun

John McGahern

That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern is ‘A masterpiece’ (the Observer).

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571225729
Date Published
05.11.2009
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Summary

That They May Face the Rising Sun was the last novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists.

Joe and Kate Ruttledge have come to Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through the action, the rituals of work, religious observances and play. We are introduced, with deceptive simplicity, to a complete representation of existence – an enclosed world has been transformed into an Everywhere.

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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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