Stir-fry: a novel

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
54 Reviews
An Irish girl's discovery of homosexuality and lesbianism and the effect it has on her. On arriving in Dublin to study at the university, she moves into a flat with two women and catches them kissing. Next, she develops a crush on a student, only to learn he is gay. First novel by the author of Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801.

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I liked the style, the rhythm of the writing. - Goodreads
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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



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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.

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