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August is a Wicked Month

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August is a Wicked Month, Edna O'Brien. Penguin, 1985. 

Vintage paperback. Some light shelfwear; corner creasing. 

Edna O’Brien is an Irish short story writer, novelist, and playwright. She has won numerous literary awards, and is considered one of the greatest contemporary narrators of the female experience. Her first novel, The Country Girls (1960) was banned in Ireland for its bold depictions of female sexuality.

"Separated from her husband, Ellen finds herself living alone in a city she dislikes - a place that denies her past and offers no hope for her future. Determined to change her life, she decides to go south in search of sun and companionship."- on August is a Wicked Month, Good Reads