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The Country Funeral

John McGahern
Illustrated by Gary Percival

Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

5 in stock

£3.50
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571351848
Date Published
07.03.2019
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Summary

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

‘My only concern’, John McGahern once said, ‘is that I get the sentence right and describe my world clearly and deeply.’

‘The Country Funeral’ witnesses three brothers, John, Philly and Fonsie Ryan, as they travel west from Dublin to Gloria Bog – the heart of the territory where so many of McGahern’s stories take place – to attend the funeral of their uncle. Depicting the customs and rituals of the day, McGahern exquisitely traces how the brothers react to the area in unexpected and tender ways, and face their own feelings about the transience of life.

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

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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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