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Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

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Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

Audio Library Digital

05/09/2011

336 minutes

9781611200669

Audio Retail Digital

05/09/2011

336 minutes

9781611200652

Audio CD

05/09/2011

5 Audio CD

336 minutes

9781611200645

Playaway

05/09/2011

336 minutes

9781611201932

Description:

With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who - whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York - remind us of our own humanity. A librarian waits in the lobby of a posh Dublin hotel - expecting to meet a celebrated poet while reflecting on the great love who disappointed her. Irish workers dream of becoming millionaires in London, but long for their quickly changing homeland - exiles in both places. A searing anatomy of class is seen through a little girl's eyes. In language that is always bold and vital, Edna O'Brien pays tribute to the universal forces that rule our lives.

Quotes:

...sublime...fall under the spell of [O'Brien's] singular, potent language...any new book by O'Brien is a recurrent wonder, shimmering with her matchless prose., The New York Times

One of the 2001 books of the year. ...prose as rich as loam...a piercingly beautiful combination of yearning and disappointment, violence and endurance., The Atlantic

A worthy heir to the great Irish forebears in Irish literature., San Francisco Chronicle

Throughout, tragedy mingles with beauty, yearning with survival, and destruction with moments of grace., Publishers Weekly

Suzanne Bertish's audio performance harmonizes superbly with O'Brien's melancholy short stories...Bertish's narration universally captures the stories' essence...O'Brien's lyrical prose imagines diverse characters and circumstances...all are heard in this evenly paced and deeply profound performance., AudioFile Magazine

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