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John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934. He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honours. Amongst Women was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1990.
John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934. He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honours. Amongst Women was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1990. See less
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 ... read more
McGahern is my favourite Irish author.All his work carefully sets the scene and needs to be read with care.The prose is richly descriptive and I frequently reread passages to make sure I have not ... read more
There was no hook to suck you in, and it was awhile into the novel before characters became distinct. However, if you read to the end, not only did you get the payoff of where the title came from you ... read more
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