The Love Object

Edna O’Brien

The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls trilogy begins in August 2019.
Her stunning new novel Girl will be published by Faber in September 2019, available to pre-order now.

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571282951
Date Published
07.08.2014
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Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

O'Brien anatomises with a forensic eye the yearning for love ...these stories [have] extraordinary power.

Matthew Dennison, The Times
Critic Reviews

Every one of the stories included is a shining example of a master at work.

Lucy Scholes, Observer
Critic Reviews

Edna O'Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere.

Alice Munro
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As well as being an intensely enjoyable book, it is a very important publication in the history of Irish literature... This is an outstanding collection.

Eilis Ni Dhuibne, Irish Times
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One of the most natural and lyrical voices to have come out of Ireland. Her literary DNA is both magical and forensic. No one can nail a scene, or a character, with quite the same perfect brevity.

Robert McCrum, Guardian
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A stubbornly resilient and defiantly individual talent.

Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement
EdnaO'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, the PEN/Nabokov Award For Achievement in International Literature, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature. In 2021, Edna O’Brien was awarded the French Ordre des Arts…

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