The first volumes of O'Brien's autobiography covering his childhood in County Waterford, Ireland, and young manhood in Dublin. "The Village of Longing" describes the intellectually stagnant small-town Ireland of the 1950s. "Dancehall Days" takes the reader to the Dublin of the early 1960s.

The Village of Longing 2002, Lilliput Press, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9781901866780

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Village of Longing 1993, Blackstaff Press Ltd, Newtownards

ISBN-13: 9780856405198

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"The Village of Longing 1990, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140113495

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Village of Longing 1987, The Lilliput Press Ltd, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780946640188

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