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Things You Should Know

Things You Should Know
  • Things You Should Know by John MacKenna


'A powerful and evocacative work infused with great craft and courage' - Irish Book Review

'MacKenna is MacGahern's inheritor; he harvests and hoards his words, knowing their nuance, their gram-weight worth'

- Scotland on Sunday

From one of Ireland’s finest writers comes Things You Should Know: A Memoir – a book about growing up and growing old, about freedom and responsibility, about being a father and a son at the same time.

Praise for John MacKenna:

‘His stories are imbued with an intense eroticism which sharpens the character’s memories and softens the harsh Irish landscapes in which they live’ – The Sunday Times

‘A writer whose emotional success rarely falters’ – The Irish Times

‘A consummately skilled author’ – The Guardian

‘His restrained, limpid style and rural settings are reminiscent of McGahern’ – The Irish Times


John MacKenna


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Weight .236 g
Dimensions .215 × .139 × .25 mm


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