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Dead School / Edition 1
     

Dead School / Edition 1

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by Patrick McCabe
 

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ISBN-10: 038531423X

ISBN-13: 2900385314236

Pub. Date: 05/02/1996

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

From the award-winning author of The  Butcher Boy comes a new novel of  extraordinary power that, according to the San Francisco  Chronicle, "confirm[s] McCabe's standing as one  of the most brilliant writers to ever come out of  Ireland."

In The  Dead School, Patrick McCabe

Overview

From the award-winning author of The  Butcher Boy comes a new novel of  extraordinary power that, according to the San Francisco  Chronicle, "confirm[s] McCabe's standing as one  of the most brilliant writers to ever come out of  Ireland."

In The  Dead School, 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-stifling 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. As in The  Butcher Boy, McCabe demonstrates his  remarkable command of the vernacular and an uncanny  ability to pinpoint the exact moment when ordinary  minds take flight into madness. Equally  compelling, equally heartbreaking in its impact,   The Dead School has established McCabe  as one of the most celebrated writers of literary  fiction today.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900385314236
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/02/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286

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The Dead School 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a very dark book. It deals with two characters whose dark thoughts we see very plainly. Most of the book is played out in the mind of the two characters-one is a teacher and the other is the pupil. Because it's all in the mind of these two charcters it is a very easy book to read. I read it in a day. Read it and have your head twisted around!