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The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien
The Country Girls
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Meet Kate and Baba, two young Irish country girls who have spent their childhood together. As they leave the safety of their convent school in search of life and love in the big city, they struggle to maintain their somewhat tumultuous relationship. Kate, dreamy and romantic, yearns for true... show more
Meet Kate and Baba, two young Irish country girls who have spent their childhood together. As they leave the safety of their convent school in search of life and love in the big city, they struggle to maintain their somewhat tumultuous relationship. Kate, dreamy and romantic, yearns for true love, while Baba just wants to experience the life of a single girl. Although they set out to conquer the world together, as their lives take unexpected turns, Kate and Baba must ultimately learn to find their own way. "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) "A treasure . . . powerful . . . intelligent . . . ironic." (The New York Times Book Review)
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780452283435
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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3.5 The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien
This is one of those literary books that I appreciate, but that never really grabbed my attention. It's so similar to my reaction to Johnson's Now in November, also a book I was hoping to really like, that comparing the two is the only way I can explain it. Both are short but well-written literary b...
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