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Hamish Hamilton, 1995 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Review: Hood

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Audiobook returned to Audible. It is very rare that I abandon a book, even more unlikely if it's an audio-book. However, this book, written many years before Emma Donoghue's fantastic book, Room, did ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Rotkiewicz - Goodreads

Fabulously written. Smart, moving, realistic story about the first week following a partner's death. But not just any partner - the main character and her partner aren't out to most people, so she has ... Read full review



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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.

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