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Harper & Row, Jun 1, 1980 - Fiction - 172 pages
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Eleven stories set in the author's native Ireland deal with the fragile relations between the sexes, rage within families, the sudden resurfacing of intense fears, and the consequences of willfulness

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The Beginning of an Idea
A Slipup
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John McGahern is the author of six highly acclaimed novels and four collections of short stories, and has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including an award from the Society of Authors, the American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the Prix Ecureuil de Litterature Etrangere and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. "Amongst Women, "which won both the GPA Book Award and the Irish Times Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in County Leitrim, Ireland.

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