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A Goat's Song
  • Published: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446475416
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

A Goat's Song



In a wind-battered Mayo cottage, playwright Jack Ferris tries to salvage something from his broken love affair with Catherine Adams. Drink and despair drove her away; can his imagination call her back? But as he summons up her past, Jack finds he has also called up Catherine's RUC father and a whole dangerous world of opposed traditions.

  • Published: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446475416
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Dermot Healy

Dermot Healy was born 1947 in County Westmeath, Ireland and was a novelist, playwright and poet. He won the Hennessy Award (1974 and 1976), the Tom Gallon Award (1983), and the Encore Award (1995). His novels include A Goatsong, Fighting with Shadows and Sudden Times. He lived in County Sligo, Ireland, until his death in 2014.

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Praise for A Goat's Song

For this wonderful celebration and lament creates its own hunger, its own momentum

Independent

The way Mr. Healy has orchestrated things, the story of Catherine and Jack -- and of Ireland -- has two distinct outcomes. Both are beautiful, sad and convincing.

New York Times

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