“Despite their determination to force their will upon the day and make it last longer than any Friday since the beginning of time, they found themselves in the afternoon going about looking for something to do and doing nothing in particular.” Can we separate childhood guilt from adult responsibility? This is a story of growing up in a small town in 1950s Ireland, of contending friendships and conflicting loyalties, of the opaque nature of truth and family history. It is a story of inconvenient friendships, unexpected consequences and, ultimately, of the choices we make.
About the Author:
Frank M. Flanagan was born in Westport . He has retired from a career in
education during which he taught at all levels of the Irish education
system as well as spending periods as visiting lecturer at colleges in
Florida, Maryland, and France. He has written extensively for radio and
broadcast on educational matters for the Irish national broadcaster,
Radio Telifis Éireann. This is his first work of fiction. His previous
publications include The Greatest Educators Ever and Confucius, the
Analects and Western Education (both Bloomsbury). He lives with his wife
Moira in Limerick.
Here and Now: A Fiction
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