Ghost Light

By Joseph O'Connor
(AudioGO, Compact Disc, 9781609981464)

Publication Date: March 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2011 Indie Next List
“Occasionally, a novel will come along that breaks the bounds between fact and fiction, romance and reality, to create a story so insightful and true that the scenes come to life before your eyes. Ghost Light is the fictionalized account of the famed Irish playwright J.M. Synge and his lover, the actress Maire O'Neill. Alternating with the Dublin tableaux is the tale of Maire's later life as a poverty-stricken alcoholic in 1952 London, where she haunted by the memories of both her days with Synge and her acting career, and struggling to make her way, day by day. Bravo!”
-- Carl Hoffman, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI


Description

Dublin, 1907: a city of whispered rumors. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by Edwardian conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives.




About the Author

Joseph O'Connor: Joseph O’Connor is the author of seven novels, including the international bestsellers Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls. His work has been published in 30 languages and he also writes for the stage and screen.

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