A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories

A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories

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In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna O'Brien's A Fanatic Heart pulls the reader into a woman's experience.

Her stories portray a young Irish girl's view of obsessive love and its often wrenching pain, while tales of contemporary life show women who open themselves to sexuality, to disappointment, to madness. Throughout, there is always O'Brien's voice—wondrous, despairing, moving—examining passionate subjects that lay bare the desire and needs that can be hidden in a woman's heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374531096
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/19/2008
Series: FSG Classics Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 553,284
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Edna O'Brien is the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Light of Evening. Born in County Clare, Ireland, she now lives in London.

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