Country of the Grand

Country of the Grand

Gerard Donovan
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Author:  Gerard Donovan
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  256
Publisher:  Faber & Faber
Year:  2008
ISBN:  9780571235544

A young man driving across Ireland with his wife asks her how long she would wait before being with another man if he died. A man is trapped, hidden, in a small changing room by the sea on Galway Bay, as he listens to his friends discuss his wife's infidelity. An anguished young boy and his widowed mother struggle to reconstruct their lost father and husband in their own respective ways. The stories in Country of the Grand magnify a New Ireland as it copes with the rewards and pressures of its fresh success: immigration, mid-life crisis, adultery and divorce, a lost sense of place and history, and of course, what to do with all that prosperity.