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The butchers' blessing, Ruth Gilligan

Label
The butchers' blessing
Title
The butchers' blessing
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Gilligan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year, Úna prepares for her father to leave her. He will wave goodbye early one morning, then disappear with seven other men to traverse the Irish countryside. Together, these men form the Butchers, a group that roams from farm to farm, enacting ancient methods of cattle slaughter. The Butchers' Blessing moves between the events of 1996 and the present, offering a simmering glimpse into the modern tensions that surround these eight fabled men. For Úna, being a Butcher's daughter means a life of tangled ambition and incredible loneliness. For her mother, Grá, it's a life of faith and longing, of performing a promise that she may or may not be able to keep. For nonbeliever Fionn, the Butchers represent a dated and complicated reality, though for his son, Davey, they represent an entirely new world-and potentially new love. For photographer Ronan, the Butchers are ideal subjects: representatives of an older, more folkloric Ireland whose survival is now being tested. As he moves through the countryside, Ronan captures this world image by image-a lake, a cottage, and his most striking photo: a single Butcher, hung upside down in a pose of unspeakable violence"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gilligan, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.I467
LC item number
B88 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Butchers (Persons)
  • Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Photographers
  • Teenage girls
  • Families
  • Revenge
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  • Ireland
Label
The butchers' blessing, Ruth Gilligan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141506987
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781947793781
Lccn
2020013302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1141506987
Label
The butchers' blessing, Ruth Gilligan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141506987
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781947793781
Lccn
2020013302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1141506987

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