by John McGahern
Paperback, 184 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $14 |
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An aging former guerrilla leader in the Irish War of Independence tries to understand his relationships with the women—especially his young, flirtatious second wife and his three daughters
June 8, 2010 John McGahern struggled for 10 years to write the novel Amongst Women. Fellow Irish author Colm Toibin says it was worth the wait: The pacing of the novel is masterly, he says, and its rhythms are filled with hidden emotion.
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