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Fergus (novel)

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Publication date  1970
Preceded by  I Am Mary Dunne (1968)
Author  Brian Moore
Followed by  The Revolution Script
Country  United States of America
Media type  Print
Originally published  1970
Genre  Novel
Publisher  Holt McDougal
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Fergus, a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore, was published in 1970, in the United States by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. It tells the story of Fergus Fadden, an Irish-born writer living in California, who is haunted by ghosts from his past, including that of his father.

Moore's biographer, Patricia Craig, described it as "wholly original, and singularly diverting". Jo O'Donoghue says that, in Fergus, "Moore carries the theme of family influence to an extreme conclusion". George Woodcock, reviewing the novel for the quarterly journal Canadian Literature, said: "Fergus's nightmare is never less than convincing. The novel that bears his name is a masterpiece of the best kind of fantasy".

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"Until now, he had thought that, like everyone else, he exorcised his past by living it. But he was not like everyone else. His past had risen up this morning, vivid, uncontrollable, shouldering into his present."

(Fergus, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, p. 37)

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