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August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

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ISBN
9780571330553
Published
07/07/2016
9780571330553
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
208

About the Book

Lose yourself in the legendary Edna O'Brien's simmering tale of a woman rediscovering herself on the French Riviera ...

'The taboo-breaking, the fabulous prose – there's no one like Edna O'Brien ... Beautiful.' Anne Enright

'Novels of heart-breaking empathy, rigorous honesty and peerless beauty.' Eimear McBride

'Brilliant and brave.' Ann Patchett

'A treasure.' New York Times

Separated from her husband and young son, Ellen leaves behind the loneliness of London for a new life of excitement and sexual freedom:a 'jaunt into iniquity' on the gorgeous French Riviera. However, she soon discovers that independence blurs into loneliness, especially when she receives some heart-breaking news ...

Banned in several countries on first publication, Edna O'Brien's August is a Wicked Month is a shimmering, sensual tale of a woman rediscovering herself - and it feels just as glorious, radical, and escapist as today.

'O'Brien simply offers her characters and they come to us living.' V.S. Naipaul

'One of the greatest Irish writers, of this or any era.' Sunday Independent

'One of our bravest and best novelists' Irish Times

'A literary great.' Times

Lose yourself in the legendary Edna O'Brien's simmering tale of a woman rediscovering herself on the French Riviera ...'The taboo-breaking, the fabulous prose – there's no one like Edna O'Brien ... Beautiful.' Anne Enright 'Novels of heart-breaking empathy, rigorous honesty and peerless beauty.' Eimear McBride'Brilliant and brave.' Ann Patchett'A treasure.' New York TimesSeparated from her husband and young son, Ellen leaves behind the loneliness of London for a new life of excitement and sexual freedom:a 'jaunt into iniquity' on the gorgeous French Riviera. However, she soon discovers that independence blurs into loneliness, especially when she receives some heart-breaking news ...Banned in several countries on first publication, Edna O'Brien's August is a Wicked Month is a shimmering, sensual tale of a woman rediscovering herself - and it feels just as glorious, radical, and escapist as today.'O'Brien simply offers her characters and they come to us living.' V.S. Naipaul'One of the greatest Irish writers, of this or any era.' Sunday Independent'One of our bravest and best novelists' Irish Times'A literary great.' Times
  • 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.

“She writes . . . with prose that is scrupulous and lyrical, beautiful and exact.”
- Anne Enright, Guardian
“Edna O’Brien is one of the greatest writers in the English-speaking world.”
- New York Times

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