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The Summerhouse by [Mulkerns, Val]
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Every summer members of the O’Donoghue family return to the Irish garrison town of Ferrycarrig to the house where they all grew up.

It seems none of the family has quite escaped the meshes of their childhood. In that house academic excellence has always been taken for granted and there is no quarter for those who failed. Eleanor, the cleverest daughter, retains her status but despises her husband Con. Their daughter, Julia, retreats from parental rejection into a private world of her own. Ruth, married to Martin, a favourite grandson, wonders why family members want to spend each summer at Ferrycarrig when past summers linger around the place like ghosts.

This brilliant portrait of a family is described by five of its members, each interlocked in a dependence that seems to transcend time. All those summers and four generations give a splendid evocation of family life.

About the Author

Val Mulkerns is a noted Irish writer and member of Aosdána. Her first novel, "A Time Outworn," was released to critical acclaim in Ireland in 1952. She later worked as a journalist and columnist and is often heard on the radio. She is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, two children’s books and many published essays and critical writings. She lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 392 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0954562038
  • Publisher: Tara Press; Digital edition edition (April 14 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00W56OD6Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #881,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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