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Hamish Hamilton, 1995 - English fiction - 309 pages
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Novel charting the impact of sudden bereavement on a turbulent lesbian relationship in Dublin suburbia. By the author of 'Stir-fry'.

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User Review  - Tracy Quarrell - Goodreads

I did not want this book to end, I became so invested in the character of Pen that I would like to carry on and keep knowing her thoughts and actions day by day. The first person, almost daily diary ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angela Koenig - Goodreads

I wanted to re-read this book the instant I finished it. The narrative style is an internal commentary that is emotionally rich and often astonishingly wise. Pen [Penelope] is not always trustworthy ... Read full review



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About the author (1995)

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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