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The Deposition of Father McGreevy

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
In a London pub in the 1950s, editor William Maginn is intrigued by a mention of the strange - and reputedly shameful - demise of a remote mountain village in County Kerry, where he was born. Maginn returns to Kerry and uncovers an astonishing tale: both the account of the destruction of a place and the way of life which once preserved Ireland's ancient tradition sand the tragedy of an increasingly isolated village where all the women mysteriously die- leaving the priest, Father McGreevy, to cope with insoluble problems. As war rages through Europe, McGreevy struggles to preserve what remains of his parish, against the rough mountain elements and the grief and supersitions of his people, and the growing distrust of the town below. An engrossing narrative in prose filled with grace and poetry, The Deposition of Father McGreevy explores the locus of misfortune and the very nature of evil.


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May 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Deposition of Father McGreevy
Author(s): Brian O'Doherty
ISBN: 1-885983-39-5 / 978-1-885983-39-8 (USA edition)
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deposition of Father McGreevy
Author(s): Brian O'Doherty
ISBN: 1-900850-68-0 / 978-1-900850-68-1 (UK edition)
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April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deposition of Father McGreevy
Author(s): Brian O'Doherty
ISBN: 1-900850-48-6 / 978-1-900850-48-3 (UK edition)
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1999 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Deposition of Father McGreevy
Author(s): Brian O'Doherty
ISBN: 0-646-37703-5 / 978-0-646-37703-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
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July 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Deposition of Father McGreevy
Author(s): Brian O'Doherty
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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