Down by the River

Down by the River

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A novel set in Ireland relates the story of a young girl who becomes pregnant by her father, a situation made worse when it becomes fodder for the mill of church, state, and the town square

Blackwell North Amer
Set in her native Ireland, Edna O'Brien's newest novel explores the dark and torturous aspects of family ties. As Mary, the young heroine, tries first to conceal and then to escape her father's fateful attention, she finds herself driven into an emotional Styx. She becomes pregnant with her father's child, and as her private - and redeemable - tragedy is dragged into the public realm, she falls prey to militant factions on all sides.

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& Taylor

Set in the author's native Ireland, a powerful and passionate novel relates the story of a young girl who becomes pregnant by her father, a situation made worse when it becomes fodder for the mill of church, state, and the town square. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997.
Edition: 1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux ed.
ISBN: 9780374143275
0374143277
Branch Call Number: OBR
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 24 cm.

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unicorn1
Dec 02, 2016

This book is no longer available. It was either lost or damaged and the library is not replacing it. I found this out by calling and speaking to a lovely woman named Melissa. It would be a good idea for the book to be removed from the website.

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2012

This is the second book in O'Brien's trilogy of contemporary Ireland. It is set in western Ireland and concerns a feud between a brother and returned exile, loved by his sister. Mythical.

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