The House of Splendid Isolation by Edna O'Brien
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Destiny flung them together when McGreevy, bloody crusader for a united Ireland, chose Josie's house to hide out in. But McGreevy has used her house for more than a refuge.…
 

About Edna O'Brien

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Writer Edna O'Brien was born in Clare County, Ireland, in 1936 and attended Pharmaceutical College in Dublin. O'Brien, winner of the Kingsley Amis Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Price and the European Literature Prize, has written short stories, novels, plays, television plays and screenplays. She has also written for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal and The New Yorker.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Phoenix. 232 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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History frames this ambitious, intermittently beautiful 14th novel by Irish spellbinder O'Brien (The Country Girls Trilogy). ``History is everywhere. It seeps into the soil,'' begins the author, as th

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History frames this ambitious, intermittently beautiful 14th novel by Irish spellbinder O'Brien (The Country Girls Trilogy). ``History is everywhere. It seeps into the soil,'' begins the author, as th

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An elderly Irish woman develops a relationship with an escaped IRA terrorist who has sought refuge in her home in O'Brien's 14th novel.

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There is a high price to be paid for attempting to temper single-minded fanaticism - the lifeblood for men like McGreevy's - with ordinary human relationships.

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