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    Title
    The Deposition of Father McGreevy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian O'Doherty
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 314
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781900850483
    ISBN 10: 1900850486
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 76
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC026000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    ARCADIA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ARCADIA BOOKS
    Publication date
    31 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    In the 1950s, William Maginn is drinking in a London pub when he hears of the strange demise of an isolated mountain village in County Kerry - the place where he was born. Returning to Kerry, Maginn realises that there is an astonishing story to be told: the sad destruction of a town which encapsulated Ireland's ancient traditions and mystery. All the women in the village have mysteriously died, with a priest, Father McCready, left to sort out the chaos. In the outer world, war rages as Maginn attempts to save what is left of the parish and deal with the distrust and superstition of the townsfolk. O'Doherty is a writer with a very individual gift, and this fascinating tale is couched in language that is both poetic and allusive. The central narrative is handled with all the authority and power one could wish for (with the editor hero Maginn sympathetically and richly drawn). But it is the elegant prose, ever involving the reader deeper and deeper in the strange, unreal situation that truly mesmerises. Whether read as a penetrating vision of a small village under threat from tension within, or as a magical and atmospheric piece of fine writing, O'Doherty's unusual book convinces on all levels. (Kirkus UK)