City of the Tribes

Walter Macken

These stories, rich with the passion and drama which characterizes all of Walter Macken's writing, were conceived by the author as a thematic collection, providing a stunning evocation of the life and people of Galway in the 1940s.
Date Published :
August 2020
Publisher :
New Island Books
Contributor(s) :
Ultan Macken
Series :
Modern Irish Classics
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848407633
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$12.95

Overview
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These stories, rich with the passion and drama which characterizes all of Walter Macken’s writing, were conceived by the author as a thematic collection, providing a stunning evocation of the life and people of Galway in the 1940s. They document a time and place, yet they also have a timeless appeal in their portrayal of the people of the city whom Macken knew and loved so well. Full of insight and humor, they do not romanticize the past; rather they celebrate the qualities of ordinary people in their struggles with poverty, with political conservatism and with the sea, ever-present elements in the life of the city of the tribes.

Walter Macken has long been one of Ireland’s most popular writers. A novelist who defined in fiction the world of the "plain people" of the west of Ireland, he was a master of the short story.

First published posthumously in 1997, these magnificent stories are now brought back to life in the Modern Irish Classics series.

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