The Lives of Women (Irish Literature) (Paperback)

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After more than thirty years in New York City, Elaine Nichols returns home to Ireland to her invalid father and his geriatric Alsatian dog. As a pregnant teenager she was sent away to avoid scandal and possible legal consequences. Shuttling back and forth between two time zones--the 1970s and the present--and set in a Cheever-esque suburb of sadness and shame, The Lives of Women deals with the savagery of respectability, betrayal, and the desperation that ensues when a sixteen-year-old girl gets pregnant and feels she has no one to help her, apart from her friends. Hickey (The Cold Eye of Heaven, Last Train from Liguria) shows herself to be a storyteller of rare ability and a stylist of clarifying beauty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628972566
ISBN-10: 1628972564
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: May 18th, 2018
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Irish Literature