'Edna O'Brien is one of the greatest writers in the English-speaking world' New York Times Book Review In the deceptively idyllic setting of rural Ireland, a crime of passion results in an emotional battlefield. At the centre of the crisis a young girl struggles with the conflicts of mind and body, the teaching of her faith and her mounting bewilderment at what she must do. As she tries to conceal, then escape her fate, she finds herself driven to the brink of despair. And then her private - and redeemable - tragedy is ...

Down by the River 1998, Plume Books, New York, NY

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Down by the River 1997, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

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Down by the River 1996, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

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