A Goat’s Song

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Jack Ferris, playwright, drunk, is mired in contemplative misery in a fisherman’s cottage on the windy bleak west coast of Ireland. Mourning his love affair with Catherine Adams, an actress and Protestant from the North, he summons her instead in his imagination. In doing so, he tells the story of her father Jonathan, failed parson and retired RUC man, shamed into exile by a moment of violence in Derry years ago.

Masterly, elegiac, A Goat’s Song conjures the contrasting landscapes and opposing myths of a nation divided.

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Jack Ferris, playwright, drunk, is mired in contemplative misery in a fisherman’s cottage on the windy bleak west coast of Ireland. Mourning his love affair with Catherine Adams, an actress and Protestant from the North, he summons her instead in his imagination. In doing so, he tells the story of her father Jonathan, failed parson and retired RUC man, shamed into exile by a moment of violence in Derry years ago.

Masterly, elegiac, A Goat’s Song conjures the contrasting landscapes and opposing myths of a nation divided.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780571281817

Author

Healy, Dermot

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Binding

Paperback

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