In this parable of Ireland one of the characters remarks, ‘There’s ways and ways of telling every story. Every story has seven faces,’ and the title of Brian Friel’s brave work belies a set of violent sexual and homosexual tensions. In the author’s inimitable language and characterization the island’s story and history unfold towards a shattering climax.

‘This is Friel at his most intriguing, with his ironic title and with a second act that plunges into pungent drama reminiscent of Eugene O’Neill.’

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ISBN/EAN 9781852351106
Author Brian Friel
Publisher Gallery Press
Publication date 1 Jun 1993
Format Paperback
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The Gentle Island

A morning in June. The inhabitants of Inishkeen, The Gentle Island, off the west coast of County Donegal, are leaving for good, all except Manus Sweeney and his family.

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