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This is an auction for THE DEPOSITION OF FATHER McGREEVY by Brian O'Doherty.

"This richly evocative novel details the painful demise of a tiny mountain village in rural Ireland. Told from the viewpoint of Father McGreevy, the devout, naive priest of a little flock, this is a tale of many conflicts: humans vs. environment, faith vs. superstition, and the cultural differences and suspicions that often deteriorate into fear and hatred between neighboring towns. If the conclusion is foregone, O'Doherty tells the story with exquisitely suggestive detail. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

Amazon.com review:

"In a London pub in the 1950s, editor William Maginn is intrigued by a reference to the reputedly shameful demise of a remote mountain village in Kerry, Ireland, where he was born. Maginn returns to Kerry and uncovers an astonishing tale: both the account of the destruction of a place and a way of life which once preserved Ireland's ancient traditions, and the tragedy of an increasingly isolated village where the women mysteriously die - leaving the priest, Father McGreevy, to cope with insoluble problems. The Deposition of Father McGreevy is a remarkable story, and a gripping exploration of both the locus of misfortune and the nature of evil. Rich in the details of Irish lore and life, its narrative evokes both a time and a place with the accuracy of a keen, unsentimental eye, and renders its characters with heartfelt depth."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1999.

404 pages.

Near new condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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