Cal A Novel

ISBN-10: 0393313328
ISBN-13: 9780393313321
Edition: N/A
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Description: When it was first published, Bernard MacLaverty's fiction masterpiece was hailed by Michael Gorra in the New York Times Book Review as "a marvel of technical perfection. . . . Cal is a most moving novel whose emotional impact is grounded in a  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

When it was first published, Bernard MacLaverty's fiction masterpiece was hailed by Michael Gorra in the New York Times Book Review as "a marvel of technical perfection. . . . Cal is a most moving novel whose emotional impact is grounded in a complete avoidance of sentimentality. . . . [It] will become the Passage to India of the Troubles."For Cal, a Belfast teenager who, against his will, is involved in the terrible war between Catholics and Protestants, some of the choices are devastatingly simple: he can work in the slaughterhouse that nauseates him or join the dole queue; he can brood on his past or plan a future with the beautiful, widowed Marcella for whose grief he shares more than a little responsibility.

Alex Johnson is a writer and designer whose previous books include Bookshelf and Shedworking: The alternative workplace revolution. Both of his parents were librarians. Michael Petry is an American artist who has lived in London since 1981. He is Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in London.Bernard MacLaverty lives in Glasgow.

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