By Edna O'Brien
"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's beautiful account of her speeding, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio
When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The nation Girls, used to be released in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' neighborhood parish that the publication was once burned by way of its priest. O'Brien was once undeterred and has considering the fact that created a physique of labor that bears comparability with the easiest writing of the 20 th century. Country woman brings us face-to-face with a lifetime of excessive drama and contemplation.
Starting with O'Brien's beginning in a grand yet deteriorating condominium in eire, her tale strikes via convent institution to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild events of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. there's love and unrequited love, and the glamour of journeys to the US as a celebrated author and the visitor of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country lady is a wealthy and heady accounting of the occasions, humans, feelings, and panorama that experience imprinted upon and superior one lifetime.