The Dead School

The Dead School

Patrick McCabe


From the award-winning writer of The  Butcher Boy comes a brand new novel of  extraordinary strength that, in line with the San Francisco  Chronicle, "confirm[s] McCabe's status as one  of the main extraordinary writers to ever pop out of  Ireland."

In The  Dead School, Patrick McCabe returns to the  emotionally dense panorama of small-town Ireland  to discover the interior lives of 2 males: a  headmaster and a schoolteacher, every one guy the made of a  soul-stifling tradition, every one scuffling with his personal demons  of loss and betrayal. rigidity coils--until tragedy  strikes a tender scholar of their cost, and the  latent melancholy and rage that has festered in their  hearts explodes onto the web page. As in The  Butcher Boy, McCabe demonstrates his  remarkable command of the vernacular and an uncanny  ability to pinpoint the precise second whilst ordinary  minds take flight into insanity. Equally  compelling, both heartbreaking in its effect,   The lifeless School has demonstrated McCabe  as probably the most celebrated writers of literary  fiction at the present time.

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