A stunning new novel from the Man Booker shortlisted authorof The Secret Scripture
In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNultyis a "temporary gentleman"-an Irishman whose commission in the British army inWWII was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957,he's writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. He cannot take onestep further without examining all of the extraordinary events that he has seen. Alifetime of war and world travel-as a soldier in WWII, an engineer, a UNobserver-has brought him to this point. But the memory that weighs heaviest onhis heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan and their tempestuous,heartbreaking marriage. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, a magnetic yetunstable woman who, after sharing a life with Jack, gradually slipped from hisgrasp.
Award-winning author Sebastian Barry's The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separateyet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry'sown family.
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