McGAHERN, John. The Barracks.


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The Barracks.

London: Faber and Faber, 1963. First edition. pp. 232. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket.

This is John McGahern's first novel which won the Irish literary award the AE Memorial Award for 1962. It tells the story of life in a police barracks in a rural village in Ireland. The story is from the viewpoint of the local woman who marries a cruel widower police officer. It gives an insight into the bleakness and desperation of her life in small town rural Ireland. Owner's signature present.

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