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The Deposition of Father McGreevy (Paperback): Brian O'Doherty
The Deposition of Father McGreevy (Paperback): Brian O'Doherty

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The Deposition of Father McGreevy (Paperback)

Brian O'Doherty

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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)
In a London pub in the 1950's, editor William Maginn is intrigued by a mention a the strange - and reputedly shameful - demise of a remote mountain village in County Kerry, where he was born. Maginn returns to Kerry and uncovers an astonishing tale: both the account of the destruction of a place and the way of life which once preserved Ireland's ancient traditions and the tragedy of an increasingly isolated village where all the women mysteriously die - leaving the priest, Father McGreevy, to cope with insoluble problems. As war rages through Europe, McGreevy struggles to preserve what remains of his parish, against the rough mountain elements and the grief and superstitions of its people, and the growing distrust of the town below.

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Imprint: Arcadia Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2000
Authors: Brian O'Doherty
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 314
ISBN-13: 978-1-900850-48-3
Barcode: 9781900850483
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
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LSN: 1-900850-48-6

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