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The Country Girls: Three Novels and an Epilogue - (FSG Classics) by Edna O'Brien (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 560

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Series Title: FSG Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Age Range: Adult

Author: Edna O'Brien

Language: English

Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 52196941
UPC: 9780374537357
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-2602
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"The country girls are Caithleen "Kate" Brady and Bridget "Baba" Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of Dublin, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, furtive liaisons, bad faith, bad luck, bad sex, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, betraying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon "girls" of every era."--Back cover.



Book Synopsis



A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBride

This omnibus edition includes the novels The Country Girls, The Lonely Girl, and Girls in Their Married Bliss.

The country girls are Caithleen "Kate" Brady and Bridget "Baba" Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of Dublin, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, furtive liaisons, bad faith, bad luck, bad sex, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, betraying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon girls of every era.

The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue charts unflinchingly the pattern of women's lives, from the high spirits of youth to the chill of middle age, from hope to despair, in remarkable prose swinging from blunt and brutal to whimsical and lyrical. It is a saga both painful and hilarious, and remains one of the major accomplishments of Edna O'Brien's extraordinary career.



About the Author



Edna O'Brien is the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Little Red Chairs. Born in County Clare, Ireland, she now lives in London.
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