Moore, Brian The Mangan Inheritance

ISBN 13: 9780006548331

The Mangan Inheritance

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James Mangan is a failed poet and when he is deserted by his beautiful wife his life is devastated. Searching among his father's papers he finds a photo of an Irish ancestor, also a poet. In search of his past he uncovers a sad, violent history of incest and madness .

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‘The Mangan Inheritance is a marvellous book. The storytelling is faultless and I have read no book recently that had in greater measure that quality for which no superior word need be sought by ‘unputdownability’… a superb product of the imagination.’
Paul Ableman, Spectator

‘A passionately detailed and evocative work… what’s exceptionally good is the way it sustains the powerful, simple idea of the quest inside the worrying, edgy details of a modern life.’
Hermione Lee, Observer

‘Brian Moore is a highly intelligent writer who has the enviable ability to make you want to go on turning the pages.’
A. N. Wilson, Evening Standard

‘Moore is one of the boldest and most inventive contemporary novelists.’
Literary Review

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James Mangan, a none too successful poet, finds he has also failed in love when his beautiful, acclaimed actress wife suddenly deserts him. Seeking solace in his father’s country lodge, Mangan comes across a mysterious photograph of his doppelgänger, an Irish ancestor who was also a poet. Excited at the prospect of uncovering a previously hidden lyrical past, he sets off for Ireland, but is shocked to discover instead a violent history of intrigue, incest and madness…

‘'The Mangan Inheritance' is a marvellous book. The storytelling is faultless and I have read no book recently that had in greater measure that quality for which no superior word need be sought but ‘unputdownability’ … a superb product of the imagination.’
PAUL ABLEMAN, 'Spectator'

‘A passionately detailed and evocative work… what’s exceptionally good is the way it sustains the powerful, simple idea of the quest inside the worrying, edgy details of a modern life.’
HERMIONE LEE, 'Observer'

‘Brian Moore is a highly intelligent writer who has the enviable ability to make you want to go on turning the pages.’
A.N. WILSON, 'Evening Standard'

‘Moore is one of the boldest and most inventive contemporary novelists.’
LITERARY REVIEW

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Moore, Brian
Published by Flamingo (1995)
ISBN 10: 0006548334 ISBN 13: 9780006548331
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