The Teacher by Robert CrottyThe Teacher by Robert Crotty

The Teacher

byRobert Crotty

Paperback | January 13, 2014

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A moving novel of a con?icted everyman in 1950s America. The story describes the personal and professional con? icts of quirky members of a large second and third generation Irish clan of primarily educators. Caring relatives are supportive in dif?cult times while contributing to the small plot twists of daily life. Written by a talented writer with a rich ear for dialogue who magically relates the experiences and perspectives of a variety of family members, speaking in their voices. Based in part on the author's experiences growing up in Somerville, Massachusetts, this is a ?ctional work of great range and strength in which readers may ?nd echoes of their own lives and family relationships.

Robert Crotty (1937-2011) was a student of human nature as he saw it who wrote largely (though not exclusively) from a New England perspective. He received a M.F.A. in English from the Iowa Writers' Workshop during the Raymond Carver years. He also attended the graduate journalism program at the University of Missouri at Columbia. At one point he was a reporter and editor of a Maine newspaper. There were other positions: professor, dean of a college and director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine among them. As a Mainer at heart he wrote mostly from Kennebunkport where he and his family lived and later from Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he worked for a time and acted in stage plays.

This novel was written in Ireland where Bob brought his family to spend a year in Greystones on the southern coast. The Irish influence is evident. This work is fiction but tinged with the realities of life in the world of greater Boston where Bob grew up.

Title:The TeacherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:January 13, 2014Publisher:RiverRun SelectLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939739128

ISBN - 13:9781939739124

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