Author(s): Edna O'Brien
After leaving for a religious community in Belgium, a young woman remembers her childhood in rural Ireland. She reflects on the rituals of village life, the people she encountered, and the enchanting beauty of the landscape. Her mind then turns to the shocking event that led to her departure.
From the author of The Little Red Chairs, a new paperback edition of this beautiful and moving novel.
Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, Edna O'Brien has written more than twenty works of fiction. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Arts Gold Medal and the Frank O'Connor Prize. Born and raised in the west of Ireland, she has lived in London for many years.