Wild Decembers

by Edna O"Brien

Publisher: Phoenix in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 297 Downloads: 32
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Subjects:

  • Land tenure -- Ireland -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999.

StatementEdna O"Brien.
GenreFiction.
The Physical Object
Pagination297 p. ;
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21294276M
ISBN 100753809907

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Joseph Brennan sees Michael Bugler/5(22). May 14,  · About the Book Wild Decembers. by Edna O'Brien. With the arrival of Michael Bugler's newfangled tractor, and of Mick Bugler himself, fresh from Australia to claim his family heritage, life on the mountain of Slieve Clochan and in the village of Cloontha is changed forever.

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Right from the start the author warns her readers that this mountainous. O'Brien has said that "for the characters in Wild Decembers Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions.

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The wild Irish humor and savage Irish melancholy that are both legend and stereotype receive exemplary treatment in this powerful novel by the prolific O'Brien (Down by the River; Time and Tide; Lante. Oct 20,  · The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Wild Decembers: A Novel by Edna O'Brien at Barnes & Noble.

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Edna O'Brien Booklist Edna O'Brien Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Wild Decembers; Two men believe obsessively that they have the sole right to a parcel of land in Ireland. One of the men, although engaged, falls in love and has an affair with the sister of his enemy.

The book was banned, burned and denounced from the pulpit. O'Brien received the Irish PEN Award in Saints and Sinners won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the world's richest prize for a short story collection.

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Joseph Brennan, who had ruled the mountain, sees in Michael Bugler, the returned. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

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