The House of Splendid Isolation

The House of Splendid Isolation

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Masterful novel by the bestselling writer, with a controversial story marrying the worlds of a political terrorist and a loveless widow Josie, the ailing, elderly inhabitant of an Irish country mansion, dwells in the shadowy world of remembered pain and loneliness. McGreevy, the terrorist, reintroduces the possibility of compassion and tenderness, but there is an inevitably violent conclusion to their understanding as the police net closes. With extraordinary skill and empathy, Edna O'Brien shows two faces of a divided land: the yearnings of a woman whose youthful joy was broken, and the intransigent idealism of her captor. Brave and moving, THE HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION is Edna O'Brien at her very best.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 220g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1857992091
  • 9781857992090
  • 173,663

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About Edna O'Brien

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 topics - 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.

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