The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue

The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue

by Edna O'Brien
     
 

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“Delicious...whollv original...sensitive as a harp string...captures the vigilance of childhood and reproduces, eerily intact, its heightened sensations.”
Newsday

From the acclaimed author of Country Girl: A Memoir

Kate and Baba are two ambitious Irish country girls in search of life: romantic Kate seeks love,

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“Delicious...whollv original...sensitive as a harp string...captures the vigilance of childhood and reproduces, eerily intact, its heightened sensations.”
Newsday

From the acclaimed author of Country Girl: A Memoir

Kate and Baba are two ambitious Irish country girls in search of life: romantic Kate seeks love, while pragmatic Baba will take whatever she can get. Together they set out to conquer Dublin and the world. Under the big city’s bright lights, they spin their lives into a whirl of comic and touching misadventures, wild flirtations, and reckless passions. But love changes everything. And as their lives take unexpected and separate turns, Baba and Kate must ultimately learn to go it alone.

A beautiful portrait of the pain and joy of youth, the ruin of marriage gone wrong, and the ache of lost friendship and love, this trilogy of Edna O’Brien’s remarkable early novels is more than just a harbinger of the stunning and masterly writer she has become.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“It’s a difficult trip, this coming of age.... O’Brien tells it with love and outrage, compassion and contempt.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Astonishing! Edna O’Brien is supremely talented.”
The Nation

“A TREASURE . . . POWERFUL. . . INTELLIGENT. . . IRONIC.”
New York Times Book Review

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. . . . O’Brien’s particular appeal is that she can be tender yet merciless, romantic yet grittily sexual. She resides admirably where quality and popular writing intersect.”
—Booklist

“A UNIVERSAL STORY. . . . The spirit of youth, the search for love and the despair from disappointments come through clearly. . . . O’Brien’s sensitivity reaches into the very depths of these young

“MAGNIFICENT, EXUBERANT. . . as vivid as autobiography. . . rich, perfect. . . a strange brew of ecstatic abandon and morning-after sorrow.”
The Village Voice

“MAGICAL. . . two of the most wonderful heroines in modern fiction. . . impulsively romantic as it is resigned and wise.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452263949
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1987
Series:
The Country Girls Trilogy
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
806,852
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.96(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“It’s a difficult trip, this coming of age.... O’Brien tells it with love and outrage, compassion and contempt.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Astonishing! Edna O’Brien is supremely talented.”
The Nation

“A TREASURE . . . POWERFUL. . . INTELLIGENT. . . IRONIC.”
—New York Times Book Review

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. . . . O’Brien’s particular appeal is that she can be tender yet merciless, romantic yet grittily sexual. She resides admirably where quality and popular writing intersect.”
Booklist

“A UNIVERSAL STORY. . . . The spirit of youth, the search for love and the despair from disappointments come through clearly. . . . O’Brien’s sensitivity reaches into the very depths of these young

“MAGNIFICENT, EXUBERANT. . . as vivid as autobiography. . . rich, perfect. . . a strange brew of ecstatic abandon and morning-after sorrow.”
The Village Voice

“MAGICAL. . . two of the most wonderful heroines in modern fiction. . . impulsively romantic as it is resigned and wise.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Meet the Author

Edna O'Brien is the internationally-acclaimed author of 18 books including Down by the River, The House of Splendid Isolation, Mother Ireland, The Country Girls Trilogy, and A Fanatic Heart (all available from Plume). Born and raised in Ireland, she lives in London.

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