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Driven from her home by a brother-in-law about to remarry, Annie Dunne has found her own peculiar haven at her cousin's farm in Wicklow. In the rigours of farm work and the ebbs and flows of a rural community, Annie carves a tough, but seemingly impregnable existence. When Annie's nephew brings his children to stay for the summer, she is given a rare opportunity for love, pleasure and adventure. Almost inevitably though, her new-found joy is threatened by outside and sometimes intangible forces - awakening sexuality, creeping modernity, animosity, family shame and, not least, Annie herself. A poetically written, finely wrought novel which subtly transforms the reality of the narrative into something rich and strange. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include Boss Grady's Boys (1988), The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998) and The Pride of Parnell Street (2007). His novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie Dunne (2002), A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008). He has won, among other awards, the Irish-America Fund Literary Award, the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize, the London Critics Circle Award and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize. A Long Long Way, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Dublin International Impac Prize, was the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2007. The Secret Scripture won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Irish Book Awards for Best Novel and the Independent Booksellers Prize. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award, Christopher Ewart-Biggs award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He lives in Wicklow with his wife and three children. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 374 KB
  • Print Length : 244 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber; 1st Edition (25 November 2010)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B004EPXX9C
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 109 ratings
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