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In the Middle of the Fields

In the Middle of the Fields

11.95

by Mary Lavin

First published in 1967, In the Middle of the Fields explores lives that are multi-layered and secretive, peculiar and intimate, and offers a window into the quiet tragedies and joys of human life. This collection is a profound example of Lavin’s unique control, insight and subtlety.

B-Format, Paperback | 272pp | ISBN: 9781848405318 | Release Date: September 2016

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Mary Lavin is ranked amongst the greatest short-story writers of the twentieth century, and remains a titan of Irish literature. First published in 1967, In the Middle of the Fields explores lives that are multi-layered and secretive, peculiar and intimate, and offers a window into the quiet tragedies and joys of human life. This collection is a profound example of Lavin’s unique control, insight and subtlety.

For the first time in decades, and with an introduction by Colm Tóibín, the Modern Irish Classics series brings this hallmark collection to a new generation of readers.

Reviews

One of modern Irish fiction’s most subversive voices.
—  Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times
One of the finest short story writers of the twentieth century.
— Joyce Carol Oates
Mary Lavin was one of our very greatest writers. Anyone interested in the short story and all it can do would find extraordinary riches in her pages.
— Joseph O’Connor