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  • The Light of Eveningby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2015; US$ 13.96

    Edna O'Brien returns to the world of her debut novel, The Country Girls, in an inspired account of a dying mother and her daughter From her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London. The epochs of her life pass before her; emigrating to America in the 1920s, a romantic liaison she had... more...

  • In the Forestby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2015; US$ 13.96

    Moving novel by one of Ireland's finest contemporary novelists, and inspired by a notorious true-life triple murder. IN THE FOREST, set in the west of Ireland, is the story of a young man who shoots dead three people in a forest glade. The young man, Mich O'Kane, is 'not all there in the head' as one character puts it. By puberty he is already... more...

  • The Love Objectby Edna O'Brien; John Banville

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by the "short story master." (Harold Bloom) As John Banville writes in his introduction to THE LOVE OBJECT, Edna O'Brien "is, simply, one of the finest writers of our time." The thirty-one stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, a cumulative... more...

  • Saints and Sinnersby Edna O'Brien

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 9.99

    With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who-whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York-remind us of our own humanity. In "Send My Roots Rain," Miss Gilhooley, a librarian, waits in the lobby of a posh Dublin hotel-expecting... more...

  • Byron In Loveby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2009; US$ 17.45

    Bryon's name is part of the English language. The word 'Byronic' suggests excess, diabolical deeds and a rebelliousness answering neither to king nor commoner. Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately... more...

  • Saints and Sinnersby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.92

    A new collection of short stories by award-winning Irish author Edna O'Brien. more...

  • Byron In Loveby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2009; Not Available

    Bryon's name is part of the English language. The word 'Byronic' suggests excess, diabolical deeds and a rebelliousness answering neither to king nor commoner. Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately... more...

  • Country Girlsby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, The Country Girls , the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story. more...

  • Country Girlby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived... more...

  • Country Girlby Edna O'Brien

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; Not Available

    " Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls , was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work... more...