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The love object :

The love object :

selected stories

The thirty-one stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, a cumulative portrait of Ireland, seen from within and without. Coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love are the prevalent motifs, along with the instinct toward escape and subsequent nostalgia for home. Some of the stories are linked and some carry O'Brien's distinct sense of the comical. In A Rose in the Heart of New York, the single-mindedness of love dramatically derails the relationship between a girl and her mother, while in Sister Imelda and The Creature the strong ties between teacher and student and mother and son are ultimately broken. The Love Object recounts a passionate affair between the narrator and her older lover. The magnificent, mid-career title story from Lantern Slides portrays a Dublin dinner party that takes on the lives and loves of all the guests. More recent stories include Shovel Kings and Old Wounds, which follows the revival and demise of the friendship between two elderly cousins.

Additional Title Details

Date Avaliable
05/22/2015
Author
O'Brien, Edna
Author Birthdate
01/01/1970
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company, New York : 2015.
Edition
First North American edition
Call Number
F O'BR
ISBN 10
0-316-37826-7
ISBN 13
978-0-316-37826-0
Type
BOOK
Categories
Recently Purchased - Adult Fiction
Tags
Fiction, Ireland, Short stories, Social life and customs