In October: Twelve Chapters of a Novel
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.
Arts and Humanities
Creative Writing | Fiction
O’Donoghue, Mary, "In October: Twelve Chapters of a Novel" (2011). Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers. 105.