Amongst Women


John McGahern


First Sentence:     As he we weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.

Back of the book:

Moran is an old Republican whose life was forever transformed by his days of glory as a guerilla leader in the War of Independence. Now, in old age, living in the country, Moran is still fighting – with his family, his friends, even himself – in a poignant struggle to come to terms with the past.

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Last Sentence:    ‘The way Michael, the skit, is getting Sean and Mark to laugh you’d think they were coming from a dance.’