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Beyond (Paperback)

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An inexperienced young accountant, just qualified and planning to move to a major metropolis, is temporarily Iured by Marie ('an intoxicating cocktail of gaiety, mischief and sensuousness') to a small town in Northern Ireland where he is further bewitched by the atypical Helen. Captivated by two such different but fascinating women, he allows himself to become entangled in various aspects of small town life - its venal businessmen, imperious family women and cynical seducers ('If ye tell women ye're in love they cry and then ye can ride them'). Displaying the characteristics of Michael Foley's earlier novels - style, wit, psychological insight, sharp dialogue and convincing characterisation - Beyond is a tale of young men and women attempting to transcend by means of sexual experimentation their humdrum lives in the Northern Ireland of the sixties, when new ideas began to unsettle the ancient certainties and the generation gap became two centuries wide.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Colourpoint Books Publication Date: 11/02/2002 ISBN-13: 9780856407185  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael Foley was born in Derry in 1947 and educated at St. Columb's College, Derry and Queen's University Belfast. His first novel was serialised initially, and published in book form in 1984; his subsequent two novels were published by Blackstaff Press: The Road to Notown (1996) and Getting Used to Not Being Remarkable (1998). Michael has also published a collection of translations of French poetry, and three poetry collections with Blackstaff Press. He currently lives in London where he lectures in Information Technology at the University of Westminster. He is married with one daughter.

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