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The Love Object By Edna O'Brien

The Love Object

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Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story AwardSpanning five decades of writing, The Love Object features stories from many of Edna O'Brien's collections; stories that have bewitched generation after generation.

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The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien

The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls trilogy begins in August 2019. 'Edna O'Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere.' Alice Munro Spanning five decades of writing, and winning the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, The Love Object collects the most luminous stories by Edna O'Brien that have bewitched generation after generation. Here you will find tales of families, feuds, enchantment, despair, and the manifold bonds of love. There are stories about the tension between country and city life, the instinct towards escape and nostalgia for home; always crafted in shimmering prose. Her stunning new novel Girl will be published by Faber in September 2019, available to pre-order now.

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O'Brien anatomises with a forensic eye the yearning for love ...these stories [have] extraordinary power. -- Matthew Dennison The Times Every one of the stories included is a shining example of a master at work. -- Lucy Scholes Observer

About Edna O'Brien


Edna O'Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal, the Frank O'Connor Prize and the PEN/Nabokov Award For Achievement in International Literature. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years. Her first novels, The Country Girls Trilogy, will be dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019, and her new novel, Girl, will be published by Faber in September 2019.

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GOR010357983
The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2014-08-07
560
0571282954
9780571282951
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.