The Seafarer: A Novel Summary
Conor McPherson

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The Seafarer: A Novel Overview

Steeped in the historical fiction genre, Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer expertly captures Irish culture and life. The drama provides a tantalizing story of a man who gambles with the devil. The play is set in modern day Baldoyle, North Dublin, Ireland. McPherson speaks to themes of death, alcoholism, love and loss, religion and myth, and gambling, as well as others.

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