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Down By The River

Down By The River

Edna O'Brien

A controversial novel that challenges the moral standing of the Roman Catholic church in Ireland from one of the country's most celebrated writers.
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'Edna O'Brien is one of the greatest writers in the English-speaking world' New York Times Book Review

In the deceptively idyllic setting of rural Ireland, a crime of passion results in an emotional battlefield. At the centre of the crisis a young girl struggles with the conflicts of mind and body, the teaching of her faith and her mounting bewilderment at what she must do. As she tries to conceal, then escape her fate, she finds herself driven to the brink of despair. And then her private - and redeemable - tragedy is dragged into the public realm, and the power of decision is taken out of her hands.

'An angry, violent yet startlingly beautiful book' Independent on Sunday

'Taut and relentlessly powerful . . . O'Brien describes the tug of war between religious zealots and the kindly legal figures brilliantly. The story becomes grotesquely suspenseful and chilling' Literary Review

'Extraordinary and gripping . . . Down by the River is her most exciting and rewarding book by far' Observer

Product Description

Title - Down By The River

Edition -

Author - Edna O'Brien

ISBN 13 - 9781857998733

Imprint - Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publisher - Orion Publishing Co

Date Published - 06/06/2002

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 201 x 133 x 23mm

Weight - 292 g

Languages - English