The Little Red Chairs

Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, The Little Red Chairs is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity's capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316378259

Category: Fiction

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A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal from the 2018 winner of the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village life. Before long, the beautiful black-haired Fidelma McBride falls under his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and convention, turns to him to cure her of her deepest pains. Then, one morning, the illusion is abruptly shattered. While en route to pay tribute at Yeats's grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and revealed to be a notorious war criminal and mass murderer. The Cloonoila community is devastated by this revelation, and no one more than Fidelma, who is made to pay for her deviance and desire. In disgrace and utterly alone, she embarks on a journey that will bring both profound hardship and, ultimately, the prospect of redemption. Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, The Little Red Chairs is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity's capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.

Fine Meshwork

Dragan is modeled in part on Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic who hid out from
international justice for years in a small Austrian village. 63. Ganesh, “Sex, Books
and a Lifetime of Defiance.” 64. Edna O'Brien, The Little Red Chairs, 3; W. B. ...

Author: Dan O'Brien

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654677

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In a 1984 interview with longtime friend Edna O’Brien, Philip Roth describes her writing as "a piece of fine meshwork, a net of perfectly observed sensuous details that enables you to contain all the longing and pain and remorse that surge through the fiction." The phrase "fine meshwork" can apply not only to O’Brien’s writing but also to the connective threads that bind her work to others’, including, most illuminatingly, Roth’s. Since the publication of their first controversial novels in the 1950s and 1960s, Roth and O’Brien have always argued against the isolation of mind from body, autobiography from fiction, life from art, and self from nation. In Fine Meshwork, Dan O’Brien investigates the shared concerns of these two authors, now regarded as literary icons in their home countries. He traces their fifty-year literary friendship and the striking parallels in their books and reception, bringing together what, at first glance, seem to be quite disparate milieus: the largely feminist and Irish scholarship on O’Brien with Jewish and American perspectives on Roth. In doing so, and in considering them in a transnational context, he argues that the intertwined nature of their writing symbolizes the far-ranging symbiosis between Irish literature and its American—particularly Jewish American—counterpart.

Girl

Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility ...

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374721386

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Girl, Edna O’Brien’s hotly anticipated new novel, envisages the lives of the Boko Haram girls in a masterpiece of violence and tenderness. I was a girl once, but not anymore. So begins Girl, Edna O’Brien’s harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century's greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim’s astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart.

The High Road

Love and tragedy converge in a seaside town in The High Road, a newly reissued novel from Edna O’Brien, the author of Girl and “one of the most celebrated writers in the English language” (NPR’s Weekend Edition) This richly peopled, ...

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374721483

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Love and tragedy converge in a seaside town in The High Road, a newly reissued novel from Edna O'Brien, the author of Girl, and "one of the most celebrated writers in the English language" (NPR's Weekend Edition)...

The Review of Education

That strange little old voice of his made each threat more terrible than the
preceding until the climax was reached . He kept ... I placed one of our little red
chairs , they were bright and new then , just inside the door , and went on about
my work .

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The Child study Monthly

That strange little old voice of his made each threat more terrible than the
preceding until the climax was reached . He kept ... I placed one of our little red
chairs , they were bright and new then , just inside the door , and went on about
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Volume 6, nos. 5 and 6 and v. 7, no. 1 form "Transactions of the Illinois society for child-study".

Sinners Heart

CHAPTER 14 The woman stepped into the small kitchen and Johnny followed
her. The kitchen was so small that with two people inside it the space felt
cramped. A small table was pushed against one wall with two small diner red
metal chairs ...

Author: Ann Marsiliano

Publisher: FIDDLER INC.

ISBN: 150082108X

Category: Fiction

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Johnny’s wealthy father tries everything to get Johnny to live a respectable adult life. Johnny has his own plans and those plans are anything but respectable. When he is cut off from his father’s money he is thrust into the seedy streets to fend for himself. Johnny seeks a new benefactor, fitting right into his new life of crime. From Berlin to Los Angeles Johnny’s path into the darkness will leave you affected in a way no other horror story has every affected you before. An intense, searing story, Sinners Heart is the new face of horror.

Sports from Hell

The four started putting in their mouthpieces and flak jackets, which were allowed
for this event only. They were led out to the little red card table and red chairs.
Each man was handed oversize novelty cards, about eight inches high, mostly ...

Author: Rick Reilly

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385532695

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The most popular sports columnist in America puts his life (and dignity) on the line in search of the most absurd sporting event on the planet. What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey—with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison at Angola, Louisiana—to discover the answer to this enduring question. From the physically and mentally taxing sport of chess boxing to the psychological battlefield that is the rock-paper-scissors championship, to the underground world of illegal jart throwing, to several competitions that involve nudity, Reilly, in his valiant quest, subjected himself to both bodily danger and abject humiliation (or, in the case of ferret legging, both). These fringe sports offer their participants a chance to earn a few bucks and achieve the eternal glory that is winning—even when the victory in question might strike some as pointless, like the ability to sit in an oven-hot sauna for the longest time. It's debatable whether these sports push the body or just human idiocy to the outermost limits, but one thing is for sure: Sports in Hell is laugh-out-loud hilarious and will deliver plenty of unabashed fun.

Proceedings of the Convention

They had a picture in their minds of how I must have looked - one skinny rumpled
little ragged hobo kid in that beautiful ... I saw the children sitting in little red chairs
so I sat in one , too , and held on to the seat so nobody would make me move .

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The first includes also proceedings of the 28th annual convention of the International Association of Factory Inspectors and the 30th annual convention of the International Association of Labor Commissioners. These two associations united at this convention to form the Association of Governmental Labor Officals of the United States and Canada.

The Angel of the Tenement

... couldn't come,” explained the Angel, mournfully, “It was to tell you about him,
ma'am, I stepped around,” replied the man, gazing admiringly about the bright
room, with its pictures, its growing plants, its tables, and dozens of little red chairs.

Author: George Madden Martin

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The Kindergarten Magazine

As a result little hands came to school cleaner , and rough heads began to show
signs of familiarity with brush and comb . ... then to the schoolroom , and placed
right in the center of the painted circle round which the little red chairs stood , and
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The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents

As a result little hands came to school cleaner , and rough heads began to show
signs of familiarity with brush and comb . ... then to the schoolroom , and placed
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Moderator topics

Little red chairs of differ - in good taste . Some will want to ent dimensions
accommodate the draw pictures or maps to put in the different spinal columns of
the little books ; nice specimens of writing will pupils . The tables cost $ 3 each
and be ...

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Munsey s Magazine

Mr. Vane found Uncle Johnny sitting outside the door of his two-roomed house,
carefully mending one of the little red chairs from the infant class-room — the little
red chairs that Uncle Johnny had mended with laborious patience for forty years,
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Good Housekeeping

See , at each end of the box is a screw which for your children a box like mine
and a pair of little chairs ; pulls out this little shelf ... have a pleasant place of their
own before we can with justice , “ And those two little red chairs sitting at either ...

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Iniquitous Connections

That same truck that Papa uses to bring home the groceries and dry goods, he
sometimes uses for special purchases; one of which is a little red rocking chair for
Susie. She sat down in it when she saw a line of the little rocking chairs sitting in
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Author: J.D. Langston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477124101

Category: Fiction

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Craig Lewis Lewis has returned from WWII in 1945. He and his wife, Claire settle near Atlanta, Georgia. They already have a daughter, Karen Ann, born in 1942, while he was in training as a medic. Craig was deployed to North Africa, then to Sicily and fi nally to Italy. They soon have another daughter, Susie, born in May, 1947. Claire becomes terminally ill. How Craig handles her illness, eventual death, and their children, is a story repeated all too often even today. If only he would have looked to Providence for his help instead of a bottle, his life and that of his daughters’, would have turned out differently. It is the lack of inner strength drawn from a loving family, or from God, that throws his and his childrens’ lives into turmoil and violence. His youngest daughter, Susie is catapulted into a life of alter personalities unknown to her until she totally collapses. The dark cloud that has followed her all her life, finally consumes her and wreaks total havoc and insanity in her life and that of her family. Her path through depression and quagmire of multiple personalities is long, disruptive, and harrowing.

English Mechanics and the World of Science

She did not take her hands out of her ever took on the sails of the old windmill .
Snap winked at Snip , and quick as a flash muff to point the way ; and she spoke
as she Mrs. C. E. Cheney , in St. Nicholas . jumped up into the little red chair .

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Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture

The rural club functioned in that capacity When I arrived the women were in the
midst of a business meeting , the topic under discussion being the purchasing of
twenty - five little red chairs . Why should they need red chairs ? Soon I learned ...

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Christian Register

She did not take her hands out of her ever took on the sails of the old windmill .
Snap winked at Snip , and quick as a flash muff to point the way ; and she spoke
as she Mrs. C. E. Cheney , in St. Nicholas . jumped up into the little red chair .

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