120 pp; paperback: ISBN 978 1 911363 22 4
Winner of De Bhaldraithe Award 2020
Driſters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back — and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie — struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy — becomes a victim of his own strength.
Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men is wonderfully translated by Colmcille Ó Monacháin.
“Tá cuma iontach ar an leabhar …. Ghin Ó Monacháin saothar as an nua, atá idir Ghaelach agus Ultach, sa leagan breá seo de Ar Luch agus ar Dhuine.” — Pádraig Fhia Ó Mathúna, COMHAR.