James Joyce is widely regarded as one of Ireland's greatest novelists, and in this book his life and influences on his writing are discussed by one of Ireland's best contemporary writers. X rated, contains offensive language and explicit sex.
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THE COUNTRY GIRLS
Two young girls escape from a convent in the countryside to the bright lights of Dublin.
DOWN BY THE RIVER
In the deceptively idyllic setting of rural Ireland, a crime of passion results in an emotional battlefield.
Abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story suffers the horrors of a community of men governed by a brutal code of violence. Barely more than a girl herself, she must learn how to survive as a woman with a child of her own. Then she is offered an escape of sorts - but only into a place where her traumas are met with the blinkered judgement of a society in denial.
GIRLS IN THEIR MARRIED BLISS
Third book of ‘Country Girls', sequel to 'The Lonely Girl' (9506). Once Kate and Baba had great hopes of married bliss; but Kate, bored with her grey husband in their grey stone house, is driven to indiscretions she can hardly handle without Baba's help. And Baba has her own hands full with the passions of her rich and vulgar builder.
HOUSE OF SPLENDID ISOLATION
In these brilliant and ferocious stories, the author charts the two opinions that lie at the soul of Ireland today.
THE LIGHT OF EVENING
The elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London, hoping for a glad reunion. Her previous life passes before her from her emigration to America in the 1920s to her return to Ireland, and her marriage. In her sudden departure, Eleanora leaves behind a journal of their troubled relationship.
THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS
When a man who calls himself a faith healer arrives in a small, west-coast Irish village, the community is soon under the spell of this charismatic stranger from the Balkans. One woman in particular, Fidelma McBride, becomes enthralled in a fatal attraction that leads to unimaginable consequences.
THE LONELY GIRL
Caithleen and Baba, first encountered in 'The Country Girls' (3681), are now living in Dublin. Baba, looking for a good time, drags with her a reluctant Kate. Then Kate meets Eugene, a film director, and for a while her romantic dreams are fulfilled. But Eugene is a Protestant divorce´ and soon Kate's drunkard father summons a lynch mob.