Jack McNulty, a former UN observer, has worked around the world and
seen extraordinary things but, as he contemplates his return to
Ireland after many years, his memories are dominated by his
tumultuous marriage to Mai Kirwan. A great beauty with a vivid
mind, Mai was also an elusive and troubled soul, stuck in a
marriage that couldn't last. The Temporary Gentleman is a powerful
account of one man's attempt to come to terms with the savage
realities of the past.