Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Dark

The Dark
Item# 9780571225675

Product Description

Publisher: Faber

Author: John McGahern

Set in rural Ireland, John McGahern’s second novel is about adolescence and a guilty, yet uncontrollable sexuality that is contorted and twisted by both puritanical state religion and a strange, powerful and ambiguous relationship between son and widower father. Against a background evoked with quiet, undemonstrative mastery, McGahern explores with precision and tenderness a human situation, superficially very ordinary, but inwardly an agony of longing and despair. (pb)