Free Download [Spirituality Book] ☆ Married Quarters - by Shane Connaughton ↠

By Shane Connaughton | Comments: ( 964 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

The small room was thick with dark blue uniforms Bull s wool the men called the material Silver buttons Black boots Caps Batons holstered in shiny black leather cylinders Handcuffs hanging from coat hooks, the keys dangling on thick green ribbon Dusty files on shelves Shiny whistles on silver chains Ink Nibbed pens Blotting paper The big map of the district on The small room was thick with dark blue uniforms Bull s wool the men called the material Silver buttons Black boots Caps Batons holstered in shiny black leather cylinders Handcuffs hanging from coat hooks, the keys dangling on thick green ribbon Dusty files on shelves Shiny whistles on silver chains Ink Nibbed pens Blotting paper The big map of the district on the wall and beside it a rainfall chart The men having broken their at ease positions, gathered into the middle of the room His father seemed lost Like a man with a herd of cattle he could no longer control An insignificant Irish border village at the tail end of the 1950s The Sergeant is nervous His men are lined up for inspection in the day room of the Garda station Chief Superintendent The Bully Barry is on the warpath and any slip ups will reflect badly on the Sergeant But what can he do with the men under his command all of them forcibly transferred from other important stations in important towns Each garda has his own story, his own problems How can a man be expected to keep the peace with such a bunch of misfits and ne er do wells Observing them with fascination, all but invisible in his own quiet corner, sits the Sergeant s son On the cusp of manhood, he is drawn in by these rough and ready men, stuck in this place and time, when all he wants is a chance to leave and start his life anew Life at home in the station s married quarters is both comfort and knife edged, ruled over by his by the book father and his gentle, emotional mother.Taking up where his acclaimed A Border Station left off, Married Quarters is a funny, beautifully observed and deeply personal novel and marks the return of Shane Connaughton, one of Ireland s most cherished writers.


  • Title: Married Quarters
  • Author: Shane Connaughton
  • ISBN: 9780857524676
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover

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Shane Connaughton

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Comments Married Quarters

  • Kasa Cotugno

    Shane Connaughton wrote Married Quarters over 20 years after writing A Border Station, picking up almost where that novel left off. He continues his fictionalized biography with more depth and humor than its predecessor, with more characterization. Whereas earlier there was more focus on the boy's family life, Married Quarters despite its title focuses more on the other members of the garda, some of the material being laugh out loud funny. Connaughton's ear for dialogue is not surprising seeing [...]


  • Beth

    A fitting headline for the welcome return of Shane Connaughton's account of a boyhood lived in the married quarters of a rural Irish police station in the 1950s. It continues his story from A Border Station. Whatever their style or chosen genre, all great novelists share their blueprint for change. It's what enables stories to focus microscopically and in a twinkling extrapolate to the truths of our universe, our world, ourselves.Make no mistake, Connaughton is a great writer and this is a book [...]


  • Ted Farrell

    I've no hesitation in giving this book five stars. It is a brilliant evocation of rural life in 1950s Ireland. A sequel to his previous best-seller, A Border Station, it tells the story of the narrator's father, the local police sergeant in a small village on the southern side of the border with Northern Ireland. It is, essentially, a series of short stories, each focusing on one of the local gardaí, together tracing the paths to retirement of the sergeant and to adulthood of his son. It is mov [...]


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