170 pages. Softcover. Good condition. FICTION. Belonging in the company of Flann O'Brien and Stevie Smith, this wonderfully original novel ntells the story of Ann Elizabeth McGlone, a Catholic girl growing up in Northern Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s. Written in a language of marvelous colloquial vividness, it is actually a series of tiny stories-from Ann's birth into a large working-class family in Derry to her misadventures as a machinist in a pajama factory, nun (temporary), inmate in a mental institution (treatment for a sore neck), bacon-slicer in Belfast, political demonstrator, and more, until she finally decides to leave the "the compellin' godforsaken shores" of Ireland altogether. "A lively, irreverent picaresque...a bitterly funny Irish version of a talking-blues song."-Kirkus Reviews (Key Words: Irish Literature, Norther Ireland, Frances Molloy, Fiction, Comic Novels, Irish Story Telling).
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