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Ghost Light

Ghost Light (Paperback)

By O'Connor, Joseph

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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... 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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ISBN 9781529112627
Released AU 3 Oct 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529112627
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 3 Oct 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
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 219g
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