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  • Greta Garbo Came to Donegalby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    In the summer of 1967 Greta Garbo comes to Donegal. Ireland is on the verge of violent change. Two couples are on the verge of parting. A woman tries to save her family, while a girl tries to save her future. Seemingly above it all is the loveliest and loneliest of all women, the great Garbo. But when the gods arrive, they can cause havoc, not... more...

  • Damned by Despairby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Obsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of prayerful penance. When his faith wavers, the ever-watchful Devil seizes the moment to convince him that he shares the fate of one Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster destined for damnation. Swearing vengeance, Paulo lashes out against God and assembles a band... more...

  • The Deadby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    The year is 1904 in the city of Dublin. Gretta and Gabriel Conroy attend the Morkan Sisters annual dinner on the Feast of the Epiphany and the last day of Christmas. An evening of laughter, music and dance ends in an epiphany for Gabriel. Recognised as a masterpiece, The Dead , the short story from James Joyce's Dubliners, is dramatised by... more...

  • Frank McGuinness Plays 1by Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 21.86

    This first collection by Frank McGuinness contains plays from the 1980s, including his major work of that decade, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme , a powerful and profoundly moving study of a group of Ulster Protestant volunteers in the Great War. The book also contains Carthaginians , set in a Derry graveyard in the aftermath... more...

  • Someone Who'll Watch Over Meby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive? Frank McGuinness explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humour,... more...

  • Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Sommeby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    'This powerful and subtle play . . . follows the experience of eight men who volunteer to serve in the 36th (Ulster) Division at the beginning of the First World War. It reaches a climax at the start of the terrible battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916, the actual anniversary of the battle of the Boyne in 1690. The Somme, where the Ulster Division... more...

  • Gates of Goldby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    Conrad and Gabriel are lovers but when Alma arrives to tend the sick Gabriel, their lives are unpicked and remade. Frank McGuinness's powerful, subtle and funny play explores the territory where boundaries of love, devotion and hate coalesce. Gates of Gold premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2002. more...

  • There Came a Gypsy Ridingby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    The McKenna family convenes at their remote West Ireland holiday home to mark the 21st birthday of their late son Gene. Eccentric cousin Bridget appears along the causeway, inviting herself for birthday cake and conversation, and ready to expose a family secret. Even Margaret, the unstoppable mother, and Leo, the ever-calm father, can't hold things... more...

  • Speaking Like Magpiesby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    But I can hear them speaking like magpies, And they mean to thieve his life, The Lord's anointed servant, They mean to kill God. Speaking Like Magpies, specially commissioned by the RSC as part of the Gunpowder Season to mark the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, brings to vibrant life the background to this notorious event... more...

  • Frank McGuinness Plays 2by Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    This second collection of Frank McGuinness contains his beautifully lyrical plays from 1989 to 1999. The Bird Sanctuary is published here for the first time. The collection also includes Mary and Lizzie , Someone Who'll Watch Over Me and Dolly West's Kitchen , and is introduced by the author. more...