Book Reviews of The Barracks

The Barracks
The Barracks
Author: John McGahern
ISBN-13: 9780142004258
ISBN-10: 0142004251
Publication Date: 12/30/2003
Pages: 240
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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I think originally written in 1961, this is a short account of an Irish woman wondering who she is after she leaves city life in London, a charming man, and a good job, and marries a man her family did not approve of with children that will not accept her as mom. It is her struggle to be who she "thinks" she should be that makes this story compelling. It might appear to be a sleeper, but I am glad I took the time to read this little gem.