City of the Tribes

by Macken, Walter


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Genre:Fiction / Irish Fiction



These stories, rich with the passion and drama which characterises all of Walter Macken’s writing, were conceived by the author as a thematic collection, providing a stunning evocation of the life and people of Galway in the 1940s. They document a time and place, yet they also have a timeless appeal in their portrayal of the people of the city whom Macken knew and loved so well. Full of insight and humour, they do not romanticise the past; rather they celebrate the qualities of ordinary people in their struggles with poverty, with political conservatism and with the sea, ever-present elements in the life of the city of the tribes.Walter Macken has long been one of Ireland’s most popular writers. A novelist who defined in fiction the world of the ‘plain people’ of the west of Ireland, he was a master of the short story.First published posthumously in 1997, these magnificent stories are now brought back to life in the Modern Irish Classics series.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm