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By the Lake


In this "autumnal novel" ("The Atlantic Monthly"), the writer who has been called the Irish Chekhov guides readers into a fictional village in rural ... Show synopsis

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  • Rural Ireland Mar 18, 2010
    by elpresidente

    Good account of life in rural Ireland of the fifties.Beautiful descriptive passages typical of McGahern.This book originally published in Ireland by Faber and Faber under the title "That They May Face The Rising Sun".
    Great read if you can empathise with the mindsets of the characters.

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