That They May Face the Rising Sun

John McGahern

Now a major motion picture: the Booker-shortlisted author’s last novel: a ‘masterpiece’ (Observer) by ‘one of the greatest writers of our era’ (Hilary Mantel)

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Ebook
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9780571250172
Date Published
05.11.2009
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Summary

Now a major motion picture: the Booker-shortlisted author’s last novel: a ‘masterpiece’ (Observer) by ‘one of the greatest writers of our era’ (Hilary Mantel)

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.

‘McGahern brings us that tonic gift of the best fiction, the sense of truth – the sense of transparency that permits us to see imaginary lives more clearly than we see our own.’ John Updike

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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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