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The Little Red Chairs

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

When a man who calls himself a faith healer arrives in a small, west-coast Irish village, the community is soon under the spell of this charismatic stranger from the Balkans. One woman in particular, Fidelma McBride, becomes enthralled in a fatal attraction that leads to unimaginable consequences.

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Edna
O’Brien

Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O’Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art’s Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.

 

Since her debut novel The Country Girls Edna O’Brien has written over twenty works of fiction along with a biography of James Joyce and Lord Byron. She is the recipient of many awards including the Irish Pen Lifetime Achievement Award, the American National Art’s Gold Medal and the Ulysses Medal. Born and raised in the west of Ireland she has lived in London for many years.

 

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

In this novel, acclaimed as O’Brien’s masterpiece, a small Irish village is transfixed by a stranger claiming to be a holistic healer. A lonely woman succumbs to his attractions and is launched on a horrifying journey of hardship and redemption as she learns the terrible truth of her seducer’s past.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
02/06/2016
Publisher
Faber and Faber

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