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The Temporary Gentleman

(2014)
(The third book in the McNulty Family series)
A novel by

 
 
A stunning new novel from the two-time Man Booker shortlisted author of The Secret Scripture. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available. 
 
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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"FASCINATING AND MOVING, [IT] SHOWS SEBASTIAN BARRY TO BE ONE OF OUR FINEST NOVELISTS-DARING, ACCOMODATING AND HUMANE." - John Banville


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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: The Temporary Gentleman
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4450-9962-4 / 978-1-4450-9962-0 (UK edition)
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December 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
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ISBN: 1-4104-7462-3 / 978-1-4104-7462-9 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The Temporary Gentleman
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4450-9963-2 / 978-1-4450-9963-7 (UK edition)
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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ISBN: 0-14-312712-8 / 978-0-14-312712-3 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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ISBN: 0-571-27699-7 / 978-0-571-27699-8 (UK edition)
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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ISBN: 0-571-27697-0 / 978-0-571-27697-4 (UK edition)
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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ISBN: 0-571-27696-2 / 978-0-571-27696-7 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4829-8726-0 / 978-1-4829-8726-3 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4712-7007-6 / 978-1-4712-7007-9 (UK edition)
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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ISBN: 1-4829-8724-4 / 978-1-4829-8724-9 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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ISBN: 1-4829-8725-2 / 978-1-4829-8725-6 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Temporary Gentleman
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