Stir-fry: A Novel

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Alyson Books, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
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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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At 17, Maria leaves home in the country to attend the University in Dublin, where she shares a flat with two older women students. Like most first-year students, Maria is searching for her own ... 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. 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, is a work of historical fiction. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including Room which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in September 2010. Some of her other works include Astra, Three and a Half Deaths, and Frog Music.

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