Author(s): O'BRIEN Edna
A first rate collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed author of House of Splendid isolation and Down by the RiverWhen all the convent girls were in love with Clark Gable...When bachelors rose on lonely bicycles, and jam was a luxury...In this excellent collection of short stories, Edna O'Brien powerfully evokes the sensations of childhood and adolescence in Ireland - the smells and tastes , the fears and joys, the sadness and the confusions.
Edna O'Brien is the author of 19 books. She was the winner of the 1993 Writers' Guild Prize for Fiction. Her biography of James Joyce was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in June 1999. Her recent fiction has been about Irish to;pic - religion, politics, property. In 2001 her documentary novel, In the Forest - about a brutal murder on the west coast - caused a furore in her native Ireland. It was the subject of a BBC Omnibus film.