That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern

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Joe and Kate Ruttledge, have come to rural Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through action, the rituals of work, religious observances and play. By the novel's close we feel that we have been introduced, with deceptive simplicity, to a complete representation of existence - an enclosed world has been transformed into an Everywhere.

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The 1659th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)

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