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The Deposition of Father McGreevy

The Deposition of Father McGreevy

In a London pub in the 1950s, editor William Maginn is intrigued by a mention of the strange – and reputedly shameful – demise of a remote mountain village in County Kerry, where he was born. Returning to Kerry, Maginn uncovers an astonishing tale about the tragedy of an increasingly isolated village where all the women mysteriously die. The priest, Father McGreevy, struggles to cope with insoluble problems, whilst battling against the rough mountain elements, the grief and superstitions of his people, and the growing distrust of the town below.

 

The Deposition of Father McGreevy

About the Author

Brian O’Doherty

Brian O’Doherty’s novels are The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P. (1992); and The Deposition of Father McGreevey (1999), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000. He is also known as the artist Patrick Ireland and is currently Professor of Fine Arts and Media at Southampton College, Long Island University. He lives in New York City and Todi, Italy.