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The Lonely Girl

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The Lonely Girl

By Edna O'Brien

Plume, Paperback, 9780452283756, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2002

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Description
The New York Times Book Review hailed The Country Girls, the first book in Edna O'Brien's critically acclaimed trilogy, as "Powerful. Intelligent. Ironic. A treasure."

The Lonely Girl continues the story of childhood friends Kate and Baba, now both twenty-one, as they navigate the rocky, sometimes treacherous pathways of urban life. With hearts as big as Dublin, and hopes as bright as new pennies, they move bravely and eagerly toward the future. Yet the two couldn't be more different. Kate toils in a grocery shop and lives out her romantic fantasies in books. Baba entertains more earthbound dreams. Their principles--and friendship--are tested when Kate meets a dashing married man, and discovers the exhilaration of passion...and the consequences of falling in love.

A novel that combines the teeming ethos of big-city life with the ambitions and yearnings of two emerging young women, The Lonely Girl is a stellar achievement from one of Ireland's finest storytellers.



About the Author
Edna O'Brien is the internationally-acclaimed author of 18 books including Down by the River, The House of Splendid Isolation, Mother Ireland, The Country Girls Trilogy, and A Fanatic Heart (all available from Plume). Born and raised in Ireland, she lives in London.


Praise For The Lonely Girl

"Powerful, intelligent, ironic."
—The New York Times Book Review

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