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A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories - O'Brien, Edna, and Roth, Philip (Foreword by)
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In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna O'Brien's A Fanatic Heart pulls the reader into a woman's experience. Her stories portray a young Irish girl's view of obsessive love and its often wrenching pain, while tales of contemporary life show women who open themselves to sexuality, to disappointment, to madness. Throughout, there is always O'Brien's voice--wondrous, despairing, moving--examining passionate subjects that lay bare the desire and needs that can be hidden in a woman's heart ...

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A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories 2008, Farrar Strauss & Giroux-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374531096

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