Saints and Sinners (Compact Disc)

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With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, Edna O'Brien introduces us to a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who - whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York-remind us of our own humanity. A librarian waits in the lobby of a posh Dublin hotel - expecting to meet a celebrated poet while reflecting on the great love who disappointed her. Irish workers dream of becoming millionaires in London, but long for their quickly changing homeland - exiles in both places. A searing anatomy of class is seen through a little girl's eyes. In language that is always bold and vital, Edna O'Brien pays tribute to the universal forces that rule our lives.

About the Author

In more than twenty books, Edna O'Brien has charted the emotional and psychic landscape of her native Ireland; often crticized in her own country for her outspoken stance, she has forged a universal audience. Awards and prizes include the Irish PEN Lifetime Achievement Award, Writers' Guild of Great Britain, Premier Cavour (Italian), American National Arts Gold Medal and Ulysses Medal 2006.READER BIO Suzanne Bertish is an award-winning English actress. She has worked on Broadway and off, in the West End, and at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has been in Hamlet (three times), Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, among other plays; Nicholas Nickleby (on stage and screen), and the cable series Rome. Her films include Hanover Street, The 13th Warrior, and more. Suzanne has done numerous recordings for radio and narrations, and she also teaches.

Praise For…

One of the 2001 books of the year. "...prose as rich as loam...a piercingly beautiful combination of yearning and disappointment, violence and endurance." - The Atlantic
"Suzanne Bertish's audio performance harmonizes superbly with O'Brien's melancholy short stories...Bertish's narration universally captures the stories' essence...O'Brien's lyrical prose imagines diverse characters and circumstances...all are heard in this evenly paced and deeply profound performance." - AudioFile
"Throughout, tragedy mingles with beauty, yearning with survival, and destruction with moments of grace." - Publishers Weekly
"...sublime...fall under the spell of [O'Brien's] singular, potent language...any new book by O'Brien is a recurrent wonder, shimmering with her matchless prose." - The New York Times
"A worthy heir to the great Irish forebears in Irish literature." - San Francisco Chronicle
"These stories...showcase the author’s genius at capturing spectral, holographic images of human consciousness and its compulsions...What a fearless storyteller is O’Brien." - Elle
"[Edna O'Brien's] latest collection of short stories - 11 pearls beautifully strung - evokes both verbally and visually the grace and fine poise of the likes of Patrick Kavanagh." - The Scotsman
"[Edna] O'Brien has great gifts: an inimitable lyrical voice; an unflinching, uncompromising gaze that lays bare love, longing, and families; and an acute insight into the tragedy of human existence." - Irish Independent News
"One of the top books for 2011." - The Irish Post
"The breathlessness of her language is comparable to Faulkner." - Le Figaro
"Perfect... inconspicuously lyrical." - Spectator
"Edna O'Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere." - Alice Munro
"...a revelation, a fresh voice...this short story collection [is] spellbinding, swaying my attitude to life. I cannot recommend Saints and Sinners highly enough to potential readers." - Ceri Evans, Belletrista

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611200645
ISBN-10: 1611200644
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: May 9th, 2011
Language: English