Maurice Leitch

Maurice Leitch is a British author from Northern Ireland, known for his novels and radio dramas. Born on July 5, 1933, in Muckamore, County Antrim, he has received critical acclaim for his work, which often explores themes of identity, belonging, and the complexities of social and political issues in Northern Ireland. His notable works include the novel 'Silver's City,' which won the Whitbread Prize in 1981.


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  1. 1. Silver City

    "Silver City" is a compelling narrative that takes place in the aftermath of the American Civil War. The story follows a young Irish immigrant who embarks on a journey to the West in search of silver and fortune. Along the way, he encounters a myriad of characters, each with their own unique stories and backgrounds, and he must navigate the harsh realities of life on the frontier, including violence, lawlessness, and the relentless pursuit of wealth. The novel explores themes of ambition, survival, and the American Dream in a raw and unforgiving landscape.

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