Creatures of the Earth – John McGahern

Creatures of the Earth, a very affecting final short story about love, life and loss, set in wonderfully but economically evoked parts of County Mayo, by the Irish Novelist and short-story writer John McGahern was published by in The Guardian yesterday.  

It appears that McGahern had been working on the story for some considerable time and only finished it immediately prior to his death. Considering its subject matter, the death of a loved one and the effect it has on those left behind , the wonder that it got finished at all.

Part one of the story can be found here and part two here. These two links are given because the Guardian’s link from part one to part two does not appear to be working at present. 

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