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Amongst Women

John McGahern

‘A book that can be read in two hours, but will linger in the mind for decades.’ Sunday Telegraph

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9780571250189
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19.02.2009
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‘A book that can be read in two hours, but will linger in the mind for decades.’ Sunday Telegraph

Once an officer in the Irish War for Independence, Moran is now a widower, eking out a living on a small farm where he raises his two sons and three daughters. Adrift from the structure and security of the military, he keeps control by binding his family close to him. But as his children grow older and seek independence, and as the passing years bring with them bewildering change, Moran struggles to find a balance between love and tyranny.

‘One of the greatest writers of our era.’ Hilary Mantel

John McGahern is the Irish novelist everyone should read.’ Colm Tóibín

‘A masterpiece.’ John Banville

‘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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'McGahern brigns us that tonic gift of the best fiction, the sense of truth ... a sight that cleanses us even as it saddens and frightens.'

John Updike
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'An overwhelming experience.'

The Times
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'A book that can be read in two hours, but will linger in the mind for decades.'

Sunday Telegraph
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'Compact but not dense, spare yet rich, and brimming with tension.'

Observer
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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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