That They May Face the Rising Sun

That They May Face the Rising Sun

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Joe and Kate Ruttledge, have come to rural Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through action, the rituals of work, religious observances and play. By the novel's close we feel that we have been introduced, with deceptive simplicity, to a complete representation of existence - an enclosed world has been transformed into an Everywhere.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0571212212
  • 9780571212217
  • 129,760

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'Quite exquisite... changes the whole character of fiction.' Sunday Telegraph 'A luminous new novel from Ireland's greatest living novelist.' Observer

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About John McGahern

John McGahern is the author of five highly acclaimed novels. Amongst Women, which has won both the GPA and the Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a four-part BBC television series. He lives in Ireland.

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