EXCERPT: "The Fields,” by Kevin Maher

  • Updated: August 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Born in Dublin, writer Kevin Maher now lives in London, where he writes for the Times. His first novel, “The Fields,” is a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old Dublin boy who is struggling both with first love and with that other powerful force of 1980s Ireland, the Catholic Church. Here’s how it begins:

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