Wild Decembers

Wild Decembers

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'A gripping love story which will keep the reader guessing to the end and delight Edna O'Brien's many fans' Literary Review

When a young man arrives from Australia to claim his inheritance, he changes a small Irish town for ever.

Joseph Brennan sees Michael Bugler, the returned exile, as a threat. And for Breege, Joseph's younger sister, Bugler is an irresistible stranger to whose charms she must not succumb for fear of betraying her brother.

A love-hate story on many levels, Wild Decembers explores the depth and darkness at the root of all ownership. With a rich and comic cast of characters, this primal story is a complex and daring work, fixed in a time and place, yet imbued with the permanence of myth.

'The power of the writing and the dazzle of the images make the book a resounding success' Dublin Evening News

'Intense and poetic' Independent

'She is one of our bravest and best novelists' Irish Times

'She's an exceptionally good writer. Those elegant, tumbling words, and the conviction that the writer is making a really important point' Sunday Tribune
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 240.41g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753809907
  • 9780753809907
  • 808,263

About Edna O'Brien

Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O'Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art's Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.
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491 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (192)
3 33% (161)
2 9% (46)
1 4% (20)
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