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In the Province of Saints: A Novel by Thomas…

In the Province of Saints: A Novel

by Thomas O'Malley

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A haunting tale of a boy growing up in Ireland. ( )
  sejent | Jan 10, 2010 |
Couldn't finished. Too etherial. Felt like I was in someones dream. May try again. ( )
  coolmama | Dec 3, 2007 |
When you’re in the province of saints, you’re in a land where winter comes in spring; a land of stone and granite; an ancient land where history is myth and myth is history; a land of ghosts and martyrs. When you’re in the province of saints, you’re seeing the land through the eyes of Michael McDonagh, a boy growing up too fast, his heart a jumble of hot-headed love and hope and prayers and revenge and fear. When you’ve opened the pages of Thomas O’Malley’s stunning, lyrical debut novel, you’re in the province of saints in a country called Ireland from 1976 to 1981. ( )
  deckla | Feb 19, 2007 |
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- O'Malley sets a haunting local mystery against the tense backdrop of a country tormented by bloodshed and deep schisms.- In the tradition of Seamus Deane and John McGahern, a stirring, beautifully written, but unsentimental portrait of an Irish boyhood.- Thomas O'Malley's work has appeared in literary journals such as "Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Shenandoah, Gulf Stream, and "Blue Mesa Review.

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Growing up in a feud-torn Irish countryside community, shy Michael is unable to ignore rumors that tie his father to the death of a neighbor woman, a situation that causes him to discover unexpected truths about his family.

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