Elegies for the Brokenhearted: A Novel
Publish date: July 9th 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
You can often tell a lot about someone by what they think of others. In Christie Hodgen's novel, there are five elegies written by Mary Murphy about five people who had an influence on her life. The prose is powerful and compelling, as more is revealed about Mary's own difficult life. This book will...
An entirely unique concept – Hodgen tells the story of Mary Murphy’s life through elegies to five people who have shaped that life. The elegies are arranged in roughly chronological order, and are written from Mary’s point of view. There is the obvious inclusion of her mother, her uncle, and Mary’s ...
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