King of the Castle

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Gallery Books, 1997 - Drama - 74 pages
Thirty years after it was first produced and won The Irish Life Award of the Dublin Theatre Festival, King of the Castle retains its awful force. 'Scober' MacAdam is the king. He has acquired by greed and exploitation a former 'Big House' in Co. Leitrim. But he is sexually impotent. Goaded by gossip, he devises a plot to impregnate his young wife. The latent savagery of McCabe's domestic tragedy discloses in the couple's struggle to converse a series of wounds in the household and in the neighboring community.

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Eugene McCabe was born in Glasgow in 1930. He is the recipient of the Butler Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute. His works include "Death and Nightingales, the award-winning novella "Victims, and the screenplay for his story" Cancer, which won the Prague International Award. This is his first collection of stories to be published in the United States.

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