Memoir

John McGahern reads his memoir about growing up in County Leitrim, producer Frances Byrnes.

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0120051205

He makes a return to the land he walked with his mother.

0120051205

He makes a return to the land he walked with his mother.

0220051206

John's mother disappears for a while, coming home to make a brief heaven for her oldest son.

0220051206

John's mother disappears for a while, coming home to make a brief heaven for her oldest son.

0320051207

A priest and a violent guard, the boy's father, each take John by the ear.

0320051207

A priest and a violent guard, the boy's father, each take John by the ear.

0420051208

John is taken from the house in which his mother is dying to live with his father in the barracks.

0420051208

John is taken from the house in which his mother is dying to live with his father in the barracks.

05 LAST20051209

After his mother's death, John moves with his siblings to live with her memory, and his difficult father, at the police barracks.

05 LAST20051209

After his mother's death, John moves with his siblings to live with her memory, and his difficult father, at the police barracks.