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Derrycloney

Derrycloney In his novel Derrycloney Tom Phelan brilliantly captures the voices and characters of a small community in the Irish countryside in the s The rural rituals the local rivalries the affections an

  • Title: Derrycloney
  • Author: Tom Phelan
  • ISBN: 9780863222535
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his novel Derrycloney, Tom Phelan brilliantly captures the voices and characters of a small community in the Irish countryside in the 1940s The rural rituals, the local rivalries, the affections and disaffections all are caught in richly textured language in what the author calls his fanfare to the common men and women of my childhood At the heart of this wonderfulIn his novel Derrycloney, Tom Phelan brilliantly captures the voices and characters of a small community in the Irish countryside in the 1940s The rural rituals, the local rivalries, the affections and disaffections all are caught in richly textured language in what the author calls his fanfare to the common men and women of my childhood At the heart of this wonderfully humorous novel is Derrycloney Lane, where Kate Glanvil tries to keep the peace Billy Bates listens to the trains on a deserted railway bridge at night and dreams about Miss Hippwell Lizzie Burns plots to steal her dead brother s farm Crip Quigley wishes for his long dead mother to come home Missus Brady protects the defenseless boy Benny Cosgrove Crissy the Widda reads an old letter from South Africa by the light of a Sacred Heart lamp Cha Finley makes a sacrificial offering at his sister s expense Murt McHugh reveals an ancient obstetrical secret and young Liam Glanvil visits the swans and writes letters to a nun Tom Phelan s evocation of an isolated rural community, with its earthy mingling of disparate voices, recalls at times Dylan Thomas s Under Milk Wood, at times the energy and insight of Patrick McCabe Derrycloney is a novel by an accomplished writer whose keen powers of observation are tempered with a warm, forgiving humanity and a wonderful sense of humor Here s what the reviewers said about Derrycloney A moving portrayal of rural

    Derrycloney by Tom Phelan In his novel Derrycloney, Tom Phelan brilliantly captures the voices and characters of a small community in the Irish countryside in the s. Derrycloney Kindle edition by Phelan, Tom Literature Jul , Derrycloney is a comic novel, with a strong plot and a very moving, happy ending Irish Examiner A book filled with incident, with humor, with unforgettable characters, which I can heartily recommend Irish Emigrant Phelan is a master story teller with keen powers of observation and an innate command of suspense Derrycloney Townland, Co Laois Derrycloney is in the Electoral Division of Mountmellick Rural, in Civil Parish of Ardea, in the Barony of Portnahinch, in the County of Laois The Irish name for Derrycloney is Doire Cluana Derrycloney is on Logainm Derrycloney. Derrycloney Townland, Co Tipperary Derrycloney is in the Electoral Division of Ballycarron, in Civil Parish of Relickmurry and Athassel, in the Barony of Clanwilliam, in the County of Tipperary Derrycloney is not matched up to Logainm yet. Derrycloney Tom Phelan Author Derrycloney is a novel by an accomplished writer whose keen powers of observation are tempered with a warm, forgiving humanity and a wonderful sense of humor From the Reviews A great book readable, powerful, thought provoking, moving, and often very funny A moving portrayal of rural Irish life in the s One of the finest Irish

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    About Author

    1. Tom Phelan says:
      Tom Phelan was born and raised on a farm in County Laois, Ireland His first novel was published to critical acclaim when he was fifty His novels include In the Season of the Daisies, Iscariot, Derrycloney, and Nailer He now lives in New York.

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