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Girl With Green Eyes

Girl With Green Eyes by Edna O'Brien

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By Edna O'Brien

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A classic title in Edna O’Brien’s Country Girls Trilogy – the second volume


26 Apr 2021


Vol 2 of Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy not surprisingly continues the story of the 2 women we met in Vol 1. O'Brien calls out the sexism and misogyny in Ireland at the time (1960's) and also the superstition and hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. It's easy to read and the story is quite simple and straightforward but the social history of Ireland at the time is interesting. I'm also left wondering whether that much has changed, except that it's no longer shocking to write about it.

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