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Ghost Light Joseph O'Connor

Ghost Light By Joseph O'Connor

Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor


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Summary

Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives.

Ghost Light Summary

Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor

Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender. Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London's bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling career has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.

Ghost Light Reviews

"A subtle wonder... Unmissible" * Daily Mail *
"A spellbinding read" * The Times *
"A superbly written, magically evocative novel" * Scotsman *
"A virtuoso display of literary talent...brimming with sympathy and skill" -- Adrian Frazier * Irish Times *
"Masterful in its management of re-imagined lives and the time they inhabit" -- Hugo Hamilton * Financial Times *

About Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His novels include Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Star of the Sea (Irish Post Award for Fiction, France's Prix Millepages, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year), Redemption Falls, and Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel, 2011). In 2012 he won the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature. His work has been published in thirty-five languages. www.josephoconnorauthor.com

Additional information

GOR002749417
9780099481546
0099481545
Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2011-03-03
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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