Full title: The Temporary Gentleman [a novel]
Creator / Author: Sebastian Barry
Item Type / Page count: Book / 270p
When Published: 2014
Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber & Faber Limited / Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DA
About: Jack McNulty, the narrator in this novel, is a Sligo-born, ex-British Army soldier who finds himself in Africa to where he was posted during World War II. It is 1957 and he really wants to return home to Sligo. However, what is it that prevents him from returning? Does the setting down of the story of his somewhat dissolute life allow us to confer some kind of redemption on him?
ID number(s): 9780571276967 / 9780571276998
WW Connection #1: Author has resided in West Wicklow, including the Tinahely area.
Extra #1: Opening lines: ‘It’s a beautiful night and no mistake. You would never think there was a war somewhere’…….
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