August is a Wicked Month

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August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

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They goto a burlesque show and the flirting and innuendos continue but Ellen is really only interested in the actor.

I am impressed with how well Edna O'Brien conveys emotional peaks and valleys, how she can expose the depths of loneliness, sadness and grief. Edna O’Brien’s fourth novel, August is a Wicked Month, was first published in 1965 and subsequently banned by the Irish censors for the story’s sexual candour. I received a Penguin Classic, and I am pretty sure it was available to the seller to choose from, so I was a bit irked that I did not get that same cover. This book was Edna O'Brien's (born 1930) follow up to the controversial and banned first novel, The Country Girls Trilogy.With classics such as Ted Hughes's The Iron Man and award-winners including Emma Carroll's Letters from the Lighthouse, Faber Children's Books brings you the best in picture books, young reads and classics. A novel about thirty-something Londoner Ellen who, while estranged from her husband, has a meaningless vacation affair on the French Riviera. I'm pretty sure that Miss O'Brien considered that this was a novel written for women, not gals and one can only speculate with lines like that, that this is a close as Gavin has ever gotten to being inside a woman, er inside the skin of a woman. When Ellen’s husband takes their seven-year-old young son — whom they share custody for — on a camping trip to Wales, Ellen is free to enjoy her own summer break from her job as a theatre critic. As needs must with novels of this type it was quite short, only 138 pages long, so if you are unsure of it at least it will not be a lot of time spent.

I don't regret reading this slim volume, but I can't say that I will be recommending it to very many people either. Bored London house wife Ellen, 28 years old, has divorced her husband and lives in London with her eight-year-old son. Back at home front, a tragedy strikes and the husband, not knowing where his wife is, does the thing on his own. The novel trundles in this direction long enough to lull you into a false sense of security but is swiftly overtaken by the harsher realities of life.It left me with very mixed feelings about Ellen, whilst she was in France I wanted to go up on her, shake by the shoulders and tell her not to be so stupid but whilst in the UK I wanted to give her a big hug. O’Brien really does a fine job of getting into the mind of her character, including the repulsive aspects of her wandering. The copyright page states first published 1965 indicating the first edition, with copyright Edna O¿Brien 1965.



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