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The Love Object

The Love Object

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9780571282951
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About the Book

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.

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 MunroSpanning 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.
  • Edna O'Brien

    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 in London for many years.

“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