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The temporary gentleman, Sebastian Barry

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The temporary gentleman, Sebastian Barry
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The temporary gentleman
Medium
electronic resource eBook
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
Sebastian Barry
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"--, Provided by publisher
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