Hurrish - paperback edition cover

Author: Emily Lawless

ISBN-10: 0 86281 931 8

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 9316

215 x 140mm/ 196 pp / Paperback

£ 7.50




The unusual title of this compelling novel is derived from its hero, Horatio O'Brien, who is familiarly known to his family and friends as "Hurrish". Hurrish is a gentle giant of a man who farms a smallholding in the Burren district of Co. Clare. Emily Lawless, offers a violent tale of local rivalries about land, resulting in brutal confrontations and, finally, murder.

The protagonists of this setting are seen as victims of a disorderly society and which mistrust of the law leads inevitably to brutality and chaos. The author's own antagonism to the Land League, set up to better the lot of impoverished smallholders, is clear, yet she does not exonerate the colonial authority from blame either.

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