That They May Face the Rising Sun, John McGahern
Joe and Kate Ruttledge have come back to Ireland from London in search of a different life. There is John Quinn, who will stop at nothing to ensure a flow of women; Jonny, who left for England 20 years before in pursuit of love; Jimmy Joe McKiernan, auctioneer, undertaker and head of the local IRA; and the gentle Jamesie and his wife Mary who have never left the lake and know everything that happens in the area.
In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in the lives of these memorable characters unfolds through the action, the rituals of work, religious observations 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.
Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. The book cover has no visible damage. No highlighting of text. No writing in the margins, no missing pages.
Author: John McGahern