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August is a Wicked Month

Edna O’Brien

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

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571330553
Date Published
07.07.2016
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

She writes . . . with prose that is scrupulous and lyrical, beautiful and exact.

Anne Enright, Guardian
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Edna O’Brien is one of the greatest writers in the English-speaking world.

New York Times
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No writer in English is so good at putting the reader inside the skin of a woman.

Evening Standard
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Edna O’Brien is both brilliant and brave.

Ann Patchett
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August is a Wicked Month . . . is about motherhood, desire and learning to accept yourself . . . quintessential O’Brien ... This is O'Brien's reality check on the summer romance.

Charlotte Tuxworth-Holden, The Times
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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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