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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
Brilliant and brave.
The taboo-breaking, the fabulous prose – there's no one like Edna O'Brien ... Beautiful.
Novels of heart-breaking empathy, rigorous honesty and peerless beauty.
No writer in English is so good at putting the reader inside the skin of a woman.
O'Brien simply offers her characters and they come to us living.
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