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Daughters of Passion Faber Stories

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ISBN-10: 057135470X

ISBN-13: 9780571354702

Edition: N/A

Authors: Julia O'Faolain

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Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. Her story was this: she had been an orphan, her mother probably a whore. Brought up by nuns, she had lost her faith, found another, fought for it and been imprisoned. This was inexact but serviceable. On the twelfth day of her hunger strike, Maggy is unable to tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. That's true of what brought her here too: was she IRA, or did she just take risks for the sake of a friend? Julia O'Faolain paints a portrait of young Irish girls and their unseverable connection, showing solidarity in places politics…    
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List price: $1.99
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Limited
Publication date: 3/7/2019
Pages: 64
Language: English

Julia O'Faolain was born to Irish writers Sean and Eileen O'Faolain in London, 1932. She was educated at University College in Dublin, the University of Rome, and the Sorbonne. She worked as an editor, language teacher and translator. In 1968, she published We Might See the Sights, her first collection of short stories, which was followed by other collections, as well as novels, including Godded and Codded (1970) and No Country for Young Men (1980). She co-wrote Not in God's Image: Women in History from the Greeks to the Victorians with her husband, Lauro Martines.