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A Son Called Gabriel Damian McNicholl

A Son Called Gabriel

Damian McNicholl

Published
ISBN : 9781593150181
Hardcover
343 pages
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Set in the hills of Northern Ireland in the 1960sand 70s, A Son Called Gabriel is a deeply felt and often funnycoming-of-age novel that is ultimately unforgettable.Gabriel Harkin, the eldest of four children in a working-classfamily, strugglesMoreSet in the hills of Northern Ireland in the 1960sand 70s, A Son Called Gabriel is a deeply felt and often funnycoming-of-age novel that is ultimately unforgettable.Gabriel Harkin, the eldest of four children in a working-classfamily, struggles through a loving yet often brutal childhood.Its a turbulent time in Ulster, and in the staunchly Catholic community to which Gabriel belongs, the strict rules for belief and behavior are clear. As Gabriel begins to suspect that hes not like other boys, he tries desperately to lock away his feelings, and his fears. But secrets have a way of being discovered, and Gabriel learns that his might not be the only ones in the Harkin family....Evoking a sense of time and place as compelling as Angelas Ashes and At Swim, Two Boys, Damian McNicholls A Son Called Gabriel announces the arrival of astriking new literary voice.