The temporary gentleman
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Published:
New York : Viking, 2014.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
310 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Essex Adult Fiction
BARRY
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A stunning new novel from the two-time Man Booker shortlisted author of The Secret Scripture   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.   Award-winning author Sebastian Barry's The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separate yet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry's own family.
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Street Date:
1405
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670025879, 0670025879

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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 hislife 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. Butthe 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Barry, S. (2014). The temporary gentleman. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barry, Sebastian, 1955-. 2014. The Temporary Gentleman. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barry, Sebastian, 1955-, The Temporary Gentleman. New York: Viking, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barry, Sebastian. The Temporary Gentleman. New York: Viking, 2014. Print.

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