That They May Face the Rising Sun

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by John McGahern

Shortlisted for the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards Book of the Decade and winner of the Irish book Awards Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year for 2003.

“That They May Face the Rising Sun” was the last novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists. Joe and Kate Ruttledge have come to Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through the action, the rituals of work, religious observances and play.

We are introduced, with deceptive simplicity, to a complete representation of existence – an enclosed world has been transformed into an Everywhere.

320 pages