The Little Red Chairs (Hardback)
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The Little Red Chairs (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 29/10/2015
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Ten years on from her last novel, Edna O'Brien reminds us why she is thought to be one of the great Irish writers of this and any generation. When a wanted war criminal from the Balkans, masquerading as a faith healer, settles in a small west coast Irish village, the community are in thrall. One woman, Fidelma McBride, falls under his spell and in this astonishing novel, Edna O'Brien charts the consequences of that fatal attraction. The Little Red Chairs is a story about love, the artifice of evil, and the terrible necessity of accountability in our shattered, damaged world. A narrative which dares to travel deep into the darkness has produced a book of enormous emotional intelligence and courage. Written with a fierce lyricism and sensibility, The Little Red Chairs dares to suggest there is a way back to redemption and hope when great evil is done. Almost six decades on from her debut, Edna O'Brien has produced what may be her masterpiece in the novel form.

“The Little Red Chairs is neither grim nor fraught with despair. It is filled, on the contrary, with a narrative energy and aplomb.” - Independent

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571316281
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 27 mm
Edition: Main

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“A fine novel but not a flawless one”

Edna O'Brien remains a very fine writer. This book has many excellent things about it, but as a whole novel I do have my reservations about it.

Beginning in a small, isolated Irish town, a charismatic mystic... More

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“excellent book with uncomfortable subject matter”

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This book starts in a lovely small conservative Irish village, where although not everything is perfect, life goes along quite... More

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“War criminal in quiet Irish town”



Part One of this novel is about a possible war criminal from the Balkan conflict hiding out and starting a new life in a quiet Irish coastal village: here he slowly becomes a part of the day-to-day life of the... More

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