Night

Night

by Edna O'Brien
     
 

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Edna O'Brien's classic novel NIGHT takes us through one long, sleepless night with Mary Hooligan. From the center of her bed, "a four poster no less," Mary recalls her fertile past, from her childhood in the Irish countryside to the love affairs she has confronted since leaving for English shores. Wistful, wanton, this erotic reverie shows O'Brien to be one of the

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Edna O'Brien's classic novel NIGHT takes us through one long, sleepless night with Mary Hooligan. From the center of her bed, "a four poster no less," Mary recalls her fertile past, from her childhood in the Irish countryside to the love affairs she has confronted since leaving for English shores. Wistful, wanton, this erotic reverie shows O'Brien to be one of the foremost heirs to modernism. "Very few writers use language as richly and sensuously . . . There are passages here worthy of Joyce" (Library Journal).

Editorial Reviews

Philip Roth
The most gifted woman now writing fiction in English.
Claire Tomalin
I look to everything Miss O'Brien writes with an eager expectation. —Evening Standard
Miami Herald
What amazes in book after book is O'Brien's hypnotically seductive story-telling, the power of her mesmerizing language, and her vision into the dark reaches of the human heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618126897
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
1ST MARINE
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
900,097
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

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