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Wild Decembers

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Wild Decembers

by O'Brien, Edna

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ISBN 10
1552781372
ISBN 13
9781552781371
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Toronto: McArthur & Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 1552781372 . First Canadian Edition. "A love-hate story on many levels, Wild Decembers explores the depth and darkness at the root of all possession. With a rich and comic cast of characters, this primal story is set in the same locale as in Edna O'Brien's earlier novels." Ships same or next business day. Spine is slightly skewed and loose. Minor edge wear. Tiny bumps on spine ends. Faint white rubs along fore-edges of boards. Head edge is lightly tanned. Otherwise, free from major defect. Dust jacket protected in archival cover. DJ has minimal edge and shelf wear. Small creases on top corners and spine ends. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 247 pages .

Synopsis

Edna O'Brien's masterly new novel, WILD DECEMBERS, charts the quick and critical demise of relations between Joseph Brennan and Mick Bugler - "the warring sons of warring sons" - in the countryside of Western Ireland. With her inimitable gift for describing the occasions of heartbreak, O'Brien brings Joseph's live for his land to the level of his sister Breege's love for both him and his rival, Bugler. Breege sees "the wrong of years and the recent wrongs" fuel each other as Bugler comes to claim recently inherited acreage on what her brother calls " my mountain." A classic drama ensues, involving the full range of bonds and betrayals and leavened by the human comedy of which Edna O'Brien rarely loses sight. A dinner dance in the village of Cloontha and the seduction of Mick Bugler by an eager pair of uninhibited sisters rival Joyce in their hectic exuberance. But as the narrative unfolds, the reader is drawn into the sense of foreboding in a place where "fields mean more than fields, more than life and more than death too."

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book dealer
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Bookseller’s Inventory #
74799
Title
Wild Decembers
Author
O'Brien, Edna
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1552781372
ISBN 13
9781552781371
Publisher
McArthur & Company
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
2000
Keywords
1552781372

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