Letters of a Love-hungry Farmer and Other Irish Stories

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1997 - 383 strani
The stories in this hilarious collection of five short novels are told through a series of fictional letters between a wide range of colorful characters drawn from Irish life in the hill country that divides the counties of Cork and Kerry. Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer - an account of John Bosco McLane's search for a female companion; Letters of a Matchmaker - a small farmer involved in the delicate business of finding mates for the unattached; Letters of a Successful T.D. - the career and family life of a member of the Irish Parliament climbing the political ladder; Letters of a Parish Priest - Father Martin O'Mora's quest to root out sin among his parishioners; and Letters of a Country Postman - a gossipy postman tries to discover secrets hidden within the envelopes he delivers.

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John B. Keane was born in Ireland on July 21, 1928. He attended St. Michael's College, Listowel. By 1945, he was apprenticed to a chemist in Listowel. He eventually took over a small public house and began to write. During his lifetime, he published 46 works including Sive, The Field, Big Maggie, The Streets and Other Poems, Sharon's Grave, Letters of a Matchmaker, Hut 42, Moll, and Durango. In 1999 he won the first Irish PEN Award for Literature. Keane died from prostate cancer on May 30, 2002 at the age of 73.

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