In October: Twelve Chapters of a Novel


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These twelve chapters open a novel entitled In October. The novel is set in the west of Ireland and Paris. These early chapters rotate amongst four voices: a father, who is a farmer dealing with the decline of his farm and a wife who has left him; a daughter who has lived in Paris for five years and is now returning home after she has been diagnosed with serious illness; a son who has decided not to go to college because he believes he can help his father with the farm; and an outlying character, Parisian, whose fugitive journey is steadily stealthily taking him toward this family.

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Creative Writing | Fiction

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