McGAHERN, John. The Barracks.


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London: Faber and Faber, 1963. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. 232. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with a few small nicks. This is John McGahern's first novel which won the AE Memorial Award. 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.

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