The Coast of Malabar

The Coast of Malabar (Amazon)

John Maher’s story ‘The Coast of   Malabar‘ was Winner of the RTÉ Francis McManus Award. 

A journalist interviews the widow   of a patriot and is torn between inherited indifference and dismay … In the   vast city state of Dublin a woman learns the charm of her alcoholic husband   in the arms of a soldier … Across the Irish sea in Surrey a small farmer   pries an inheritance out of an impoverished immigrant and is confronted by a   disturbing image of his own life … A disgruntled father, on day-release   from Portlaoise prison, watches his son’s confirmation ceremory from the back   of the church, flanked by two guards.

‘I thought the winner had everything … almost flawless … I was very much taken by it.’ James Plunkett, author of Strumpet City

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