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Memoir Audiobook

Memoir

This is the story of John McGahern's childhood - of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and of his own discovery of literature and his ambition to become a writer. At the heart of the book is an unembarrassed homage by a loving son to a woman who protected him and his sisters from his father's unpredictable moods. His joy in her presence is recovered with great lyrical tact.
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This is the story of John McGahern's childhood - of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and of his own discovery of literature and his ambition to become a writer. At the heart of the book is an unembarrassed homage by a loving son to a woman who protected him and his sisters from his father's unpredictable moods. His joy in her presence is recovered with great lyrical tact.

©2005 John McGahern; (P)2007 Oakhill Publishing Ltd

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  • Pat
    DundalkIreland
    2/15/08
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    "Vivid description of one rural life in Ireland"

    John McGahern brought back many memories of country life in Ireland to me. My childhood was during the 70s in rural Ireland and yet I could identify with much of Mr McGahern's better experiences and emotions towards the land and the people. He is a wonderful writer of warmth and empathy. Definitely worth listening to.

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