Amongst Women
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By John McGahern

fiction | 221 pages | Published in 2009

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME'A book that can be read in two hours, but will linger in the mind for decades.' Sunday TelegraphOnce an officer in the Irish War for Independence, Moran is now a widower, eking out a living on a small farm where he raises his two sons and three daughters. Adrift from the structure and security of the military, he keeps control by binding his family close to him. But as his children grow older and seek independence, and as the passing years bring with them bewildering change, Moran struggles to find a balance between love and tyranny. 'One of the greatest writers of our era.' Hilary Mantel'John McGahern is the Irish novelist everyone should read.' Colm Tóibín'A masterpiece.' John Banville'McGahern brings us that tonic gift of the best fiction, the sense of truth - the sense of transparency that permits us to see imaginary lives more clearly than we see our own.' John Updike


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The story of an Irish patriarch and his troubled relationships with his children.

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  1. What is the genre of Amongst Women?

    Amongst Women is a novel that falls into the genre of literary fiction.

  2. Who is the author of Amongst Women?

    The author of Amongst Women is John McGahern.

  3. What is the setting of Amongst Women?

    Amongst Women is set in rural Ireland, specifically in County Leitrim.

  4. What is the main theme of Amongst Women?

    The main themes of Amongst Women include family dynamics, power struggles, and the impact of historical events on individuals.

  5. Is Amongst Women a character-driven or plot-driven novel?

    Amongst Women is primarily a character-driven novel, focusing on the complex relationships and internal conflicts of the characters.