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Malarky - Anakana Schofield
Malarky
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Winner of the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award "A caustic, funny and moving fantasia of an Irish mammy going round the bend." —Emma Donoghue, author of ROOM Our Woman will not be sunk by what life’s about to serve her. She's caught her son doing unmentionable things out by the barn. She's been... show more
Winner of the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award "A caustic, funny and moving fantasia of an Irish mammy going round the bend." —Emma Donoghue, author of ROOM Our Woman will not be sunk by what life’s about to serve her. She's caught her son doing unmentionable things out by the barn. She's been accosted by Red the Twit, who claims to have done things with Our Woman’s husband that could frankly have gone without mentioning. And now her son’s gone and joined the army, and Our Woman has found a young fella to do unmentionable things with herself, just so she might understand it all... Malarky is the story of an Irish mother forced to look grief in the eye, and of a wife come face-to-face with the mad agony of longing. Comic, moving, eccentric, and spare, Anakana Schofield’s debut novel introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary fiction. Amazon.ca Best Book Of 2012 Editors' Pick Shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize New Statesman Read-All-About-It Selection For 2012 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, 2012 Salon.com What-To-Read Award-Winner, 2012 Top Five Book Pick, Chatelaine iTunes Canada Best Of 2012 Fiction Pick Largehearted Boy Favorite Novel Of 2012 Next Best Book Blog Top 3, 2012
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781926845388 (1926845382)
Publisher: Biblioasis
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Rewarding read from a talented writer.
Anakana Schofield's first novel is intriguing, complex and rewarding. Both the point of view and the voice are compelling. "Our Woman" is Irish, a farmer, a mother, a wife. The novel explores her emotional, mental, sexual journeys and anxieties. There are a number of allusions here to the great lit...
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