Living with Saints

Living with Saints

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In a book that owes as much to Madonna the pop star as the Virgin Mary, Mary O'Connell presents a collection of stories in which the spirit of a female saint infuses and informs the experiences of contemporary women in difficult predicaments. St Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls delivers a hilarious running commentary to a high-school class being subjected to a hopelessly out-of-date sex-education video. St Anne, Patron Saint of Mothers, offers words of advice to a mother who sleeps with her boss in exchange for time off with her infant daughter. Though her heroines may hover on the brink of despair, Mary O'Connell retains a buoyant freshness throughout this collection, which takes the dusty icons down from their shelves, and sets their spirits loose in the modern world.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 195 x 15mm | 175g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747265224
  • 9780747265221

About Mary O'Connell

Mary O'Connell is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she studied under Thom Jones and Marilyn Robinson. She was a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Finalist in 1999 and has been published in numerous literary journals. Currently O'Connell teaches at the Lawrence Arts Centre and is at work on a novel. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her husband and two-year-old daughter. Her grandmother was obsessed with saints.
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