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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR OF THE SEA AND SHADOWPLAY 'A superbly written, magically evocative novel' Scotsman'Masterful in its management of re-imagined lives and the time they inhabit' Financial Times'A virtuoso display of literary talent...brimming with s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781529112627
Barcode 9781529112627
Release Date 3 October 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By O'Connor, Joseph
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ISBN-13 9781529112627
ISBN-10 1529112621
Stock Release date is 3 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Oct 2019
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Release Date 3 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By O'Connor, Joseph
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Actresses - Fiction, First loves - Fiction, Dublin Ireland - Fiction - Social life and customs - 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR OF THE SEA AND SHADOWPLAY 'A superbly written, magically evocative novel' Scotsman 'Masterful in its management of re-imagined lives and the time they inhabit' Financial Times 'A virtuoso display of literary talent...brimming with sympathy and skill' Irish Times Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender. Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London's bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling career has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A subtle wonder... Unmissible * Daily Mail * Throughout a complex structure with shifting timeframes, O'Connor's writing is compellingly beautiful and Molly is marvelously drawn. A captivating read * Guardian * A spellbinding read * The Times * Joseph O'Connor is one of the most exciting novelists of his generation * Daily Mail * A superbly written, magically evocative novel * Scotsman *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels- Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. www.josephoconnorauthor.com

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