The Barracks

 12.00

by John McGahern

The Barracks by John McGahern is a novel of haunting power, moving between tragedy and savage comedy, desperation and joy.

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The Barracks

Elizabeth Reegan, after years of freedom – and loneliness – marries into the enclosed Irish village of her upbringing. The children are not her own; her husband is straining to break free from the servile security of the police force; and her own life, threatened by illness, seems to be losing the last vestiges of its purpose. Moving between tragedy and savage comedy, desperation and joy, John McGahern’s first novel is one of haunting power.

About the Author

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland. He was a graduate of University College, Dublin. He worked as a Primary School teacher and held various academic posts at universities in Britain, Ireland and America.

In the opinion of the Observer, John McGahern was ‘Ireland’s greatest living novelist’.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 3 × 19.8 cm

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