Stir-fry: A Novel

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Alyson Books, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
54 Reviews
Exhilerating...irreverent, and extremely funny, - Ms, Seventeen and sure of nothing, Maria has left her parents' small-town grocery for university life in Dublin. An ad in the Student Union-2 FEMALE SYMBOL] seek flatmate. No bigots.-leads Maria to a home with warm Ruth and wickedly funny Jael, students who are older and more fascinating than she'd expected. A poignant, funny, and sharply insightful coming-of-age story, Stir-fry is a lesbian novel that explores the conundrum of desire arising in the midst of friendship and probes feminist ideas of sisterhood and nonpossessiveness. Emma Donoghue is the author of the forthcoming Slammerkin, Hood and Kissing the Witch . Born in Dublin, she now lives in Ontario, Canada. Stir-fry was her first novel. Also Available by Emma Donoghue Hood TP 11.95, 1-55583-453-1 CUSA

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Review: Stir-Fry

User Review  - Robert Holm - Goodreads

I was forced to read this once for a course I was taking, otherwise I would never have picked it up. The thing reads like some standard coming-of-age tripe for young adults: 17-year-old girl from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

3.5 stars. This was a perfectly pleasant and well-written book, and would deserve more stars if it weren't for the fact that it didn't really move me. It was a good story but I felt somewhat ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir Fry and it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1994. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, was her latest work of historical fiction. It is based on the Codrington Affair - which was a divorce case that captivated Britain in 1864. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including the Room which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and on September 7, 2010 it made the short list. Her title Frog Music made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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