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Fools Sanctuary Jennifer Johnston

Fools Sanctuary

Jennifer Johnston

Published June 6th 2014
ISBN : 9781306849289
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Jennifer Johnstons powerful novel of 1920s Ireland and one woman, on her deathbed, looking back on the tragic day that changed the course of her lifeIn northwest Ireland, eighteen-year-old Miranda Martin lives in a country estate home with herMoreJennifer Johnstons powerful novel of 1920s Ireland and one woman, on her deathbed, looking back on the tragic day that changed the course of her lifeIn northwest Ireland, eighteen-year-old Miranda Martin lives in a country estate home with her father. A recent widower, he spends his days consumed by a project to reforest their tranquil Donegal surroundings. Miranda, on the cusp of adulthood, spends her summer engrossed in a chaste but passionate courtship with a local boy named Cathal. Members of the Anglo-Irish class and the Protestant Ascendancy, Miranda and her father are sympathetic to the burgeoning movement for home rule. On the other side of the argument is Mirandas brother, Andrew, a soldier in the British military during the First World War. On leave from service, Andrew has come home with his friend and fellow soldier, Harry. Their fateful visit, recalled by Miranda years later, is marked by tensions over the familys disparate politics and culminates in a heartrending cataclysm foreshadowing whats to come for Ireland in the twentieth century.