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The Temporary Gentleman

Barry, Sebastian (Book - 2014)
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The Temporary Gentleman
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"In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a "temporary gentleman"--an Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel--as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer--has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp"--
Authors: Barry, Sebastian, 1955-
Title: The temporary gentleman
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2014
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a "temporary gentleman"--an Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. A lifetime of war and world travel--as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer--has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from his grasp"--
ISBN: 0670025879
9780670025879
Statement of Responsibility: Sebastian Barry
Subject Headings: FICTION / Historical FICTION / General FICTION / Literary Man-woman relationships Fiction Married people Fiction World War, 1939-1945 Veterans Fiction Irish fiction Ghana United Nations Officials and employees Fiction
Genre/Form: War stories
Historical fiction
Topical Term: FICTION Historical
FICTION General
FICTION Literary
Man-woman relationships
Married people
World War, 1939-1945
Irish fiction
LCCN: 2013047831
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