A haunting fiction from Brian O'Doherty about a poor and isolated Irish village where all the women of potentially child-bearing age mysteriously die.

Returning to County Kerry, where he was born, post-war Irish exile William Maginn uncovers an astonishing tale about the tragedy of an increasingly isolated mountain village where all the women mysteriously die. The priest, Father McGreevy, struggles to cope with insoluble problems, whilst battling against the rough mountain elements, the grief and superstitions of his people, and the growing distrust of the town below.

The Booker Prize 2000
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Brian O'Doherty

Brian O'Doherty

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Brian O'Doherty is an Irish art critic, writer, artist, and academic. He has lived in New York City for more than 50 years.
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