The Temporary Gentleman

Sebastian Barry

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Jack McNulty is a "temporary gentleman," an Irishman whose commission in the British army in WWII was never permanent. In 1957 he sets out to write his story He is an ordinary man, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has worked and wandered around the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - and has had a strange and tumultuous marriage. Mai Kirwan was a great beauty with a vivid mind, but an elusive and mysterious figure too. Jack married her, but in time she slipped from his grasp. This is a heart-breaking portrait of one man's life...

ISBN: 9780571276998
Publication Date: 05-Feb-2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Limited