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Dead School, the (1995) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Patrick McCabe returns to the emotionally dense landscape of small-town Ireland to explore the inner lives of two men: a headmaster and a schoolteacher, each man the product of a soul-stiffling culture, each battling his own demons of loss and betrayal. Tension coils, until tragedy strikes a young student in their charge, and the latent despair and rage that has festered in their hearts explodes onto the page.

Original title: The Dead School
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Dead School, the

Dead School, the (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A spellbinding story of betrayal and broken dreams narrated to a wonderfully menacing effect...the sheer force of his language...positively thrums with life." Los Angeles Times
  • "The Dead School makes compelling literature...The writing is seamless, the effect shocking: imagine Apocalypse Now cheerfully narrated by Jimmy Stewart." The Seattle Times
  • "McCabe is as skilled and significant a novelist as Ireland has produced in decades." Kirkus Reviews
  • "A more complex and ambitious work than The Butcher boy, but it is just as pitiless in its depiction of Irish life. This deeply pessimistic novel of ideas speaks directly to the current American debate on educational reform." Library Journal
  • "A delight not to be missed, confirming McCabe's standing as one of the most brilliant writers ever to come out of Ireland." San Francisco Chronicle
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Dead School, the (June 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing
ISBN: 9780385314237
Dimensions: 5.31 x 8.03 x .71 in
Pages: 286

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