Fenian's Trace

Fenian's Trace

by Sean P Mahoney


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FENIAN'S TRACE is the story of two young men raised as brothers in the west of Ireland during the early 1900s. Though they choose different paths when the rebellion comes, they both take a fancy to the spirited and alluring Maria upon her homecoming from America. It's told by a gruff old Limerick publican named Mr. Clancy, who refuses to let his gentle inebriation or any distractful facts trouble his tale. It's a story of secrets and sacrifice, fathers and sons, loyalty and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998320700
Publisher: Fenian Productions
Publication date: 11/20/2016
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 875,114
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Although this is his first book, Sean has won multiple Best Screenplay awards, including a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for the story of FENIAN'S TRACE, given by the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
From Albany, N.Y., he now lives in Sonoma, California.

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Reviewed by Neil A White for Readers' Favorite Fenian’s Trace by Sean P Mahoney is the story of two young boys, Rory and Conor, and their journey into adulthood told through the exquisite voice of the local publican, Mr. Clancy. The early 20th century was a tumultuous period in the long and often sad history of Ireland. And as the boys come of age in the embryonic days of Irish Independence, their hopes and desires for a better tomorrow begin to take ever more divergent paths – as had their families before them. Throughout all of the tumult and the heartrending conclusion, the love shared between the two brothers endures. I began Sean P Mahoney’s excellent novel, Fenian’s Trace, on a warm Texas afternoon. Within the first thirty pages, I’d lost all track of time. The late afternoon sun was lost to a steel-grey sky that hung heavy with the threat of rain, the smell of smoke wafting from a turf fire in the hearth filled the air. I’d been transported to a rundown farmhouse in County Clare in the early 20th century without having left the comfort of my couch. There truly is something both lyrical and magical in the way an Irishman can spin a yarn. Sean P Mahoney has that gift in spades. Mahoney’s writing evokes the works of Sebastian Barry - in particular, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty – and, in a lyrical sense, William Trevor. Sean P Mahoney can claim his place at the bar between these two Irish masters and proudly hold his jar of Guinness aloft – for just the one, mind you.