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The River Field, By John MacKenna, New Island, €13.95

24th November, 2007

The River Field, By John MacKenna, New Island, €13.95

The River Field is the latest collection of stories from John MacKenna, playwright, novelist, radio documentary writer and a winner of the Irish Times First Fiction Award.

Inspired by a field near his home in Athy, Co Kildare, MacKenna has fashioned a set of short stories that highlight the immutability of time and the constancy of the landscape. As an unrelenting backdrop, the field provides the...

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