Touchy Subjects - Stories by Emma Donoghue

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In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, dramatizing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child-only his wife is now forty-two years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret awakens a repressed young woman. With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Emma Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but dive deeply into the human condition.

About Emma Donoghue

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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.
Published January 1, 2006 by Virago.
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The private lives of Emma Donoghue’s characters respond to the outside world.

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In contrast to previous books focused on feminist retellings of fairy tales (Kissing the Witch ) and revisionist imaginings of historical and folkloric female fig

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