“She is a consummate stylist and, to my mind, the most gifted woman now writing fiction in English.” —Philip RothOpen Road Integrated Media announces the ebook publication of two titles by celebrated authorEdna O’Brien, who has been hailed as one of the greatest chroniclers of the female experience in the twentieth century. Her numerous accolades include: the 2011 Frank O’Connor Prize, Irish PEN Award for Literature, the Ulysses Medal from University College Dublin, and a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Literary Academy.
O’Brien’s August Is a Wicked Month follows Ellen, an Irish woman separated from her husband and son, as she flees her London home to naïvely pursue “a jaunt into iniquity” along the French Mediterranean coast. It is uncertain, however, whether she will find the escape that she longs for, or the entrapment that she so deeply fears. August Is a Wicked Month is considered one of O’Brien’s greatest works, with The New York Times calling it “a serious and moving piece of work.”
The Love Object, O’Brien’s first short story collection, joins the release date of August Is a Wicked Month. In these tales, the objects of each woman’s affections vary, yet all are masterfully bound together by their love and longing. “The Rug” a woman becomes consumed in a search for the sender of a mysterious gift. The title story, meanwhile, tells the tale of a successful television announcer struggling for emotional fulfillment by having an affair with a married man.
Available April 3, 2012
Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com, Google eBookstore/IndieBound, Kobo Books, Sony Reader Store, and OverDrive:
Tweet/share this: Edna O'Brien’s August is a Wicket Month & Love Object now as ebooks via @OpenRoadMedia http://bit.ly/HRvInc
Download a PDF of the full release here.