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Our Fathers

Our Fathers

A novel of memories and loss, Our Fathers tells the story of Hugh Bawn, dreamer, socialist and man of the people, as he lies on his deathbed on the eighteenth floor watching the flats he built coming down. His grandson, Jamie, comes home to watch over his dying mentor. The tale of his family – of pride, disillusionment, nationality, drink, Catholic faith and the end of the old Left – unfolds against the backdrop of an irrevocably changing world.

 

About the Author

Andrew O’Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan was born in Glasgow in 1968. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books. His book, The Missing, was shortlisted for the Esquire award, the Saltire Book Award and the McVitites Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. His first novel, Our Fathers, was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize for Fiction and the 1999 Whitbread First Novel Award. In 1996 he published Be Near Me.