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The Little Red Chairs

Edna O’Brien

The legendary Edna O’Brien’s tale of a mysterious stranger spellbinding an Irish village is ‘the kind of masterpiece that reminds you why you read books in the first place’ (Observer).

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9780571316304
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27.10.2015
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Summary

The legendary Edna O’Brien’s tale of a mysterious stranger spellbinding an Irish village is ‘the kind of masterpiece that reminds you why you read books in the first place’ (Observer).

ONE OF THE SUNDAY TIMES’ TOP 100 NOVELS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

‘Magnificent’ (Sunday Times)
‘Beautiful’ (Financial Times)
Enthralling’ (Times)
‘Extraordinary’ (Independent)
Astonishing‘ (New Yorker)

When a man who calls himself a faith healer arrives in a small, west-coast Irish village, the community is soon under the spell of this charismatic stranger from the Balkans. One woman in particular, Fidelma McBride, becomes enthralled in a fatal attraction that leads to unimaginable consequences.

‘One of the most interesting and ambitious [books] ever written by an Irish author.’ (Irish Times)
‘One of the greatest Irish writers, of this or any era.’ (Sunday Independent)

Critic Reviews

Rich, searching and enthralling ... One of the most interesting and ambitious [novels] ever written by an Irish author.

Irish Times
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An extraordinary triumph ... Storytelling of the highest order, resounding with the empathy and authority we yearn for in fine writing ... One of the greatest Irish writers, of this or any era.

Sunday Independent
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Magnificent ... A forceful cry against human brutality ... A timely and defiant book.

Sunday Times
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A memorable work of art for our unsettled times ... O'Brien's prose is as lyrically arresting as ever, her vision as astute, and as delicate ... Unflinching ... Beautiful.

Financial Times
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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