Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien

Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien


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In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna O'Brien pulls the reader into a woman's experience. Her stories portray a young Irish girl's view of obsessive love and its often wrenching pain, while tales of contemporary life show women who open themselves to sexuality, to disappointment, to madness. Throughout, there is always O'Brien's voice—wondrous, despairing, moving—examining passionate subjects that lay bare the desire and needs that can be hidden in a woman's heart.

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ISBN-13: 9780452257528
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1985
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Philip Roth, acclaimed author of Portnoy's Complaint, The Human Stain and many other works of fiction, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts from the White House.

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