Fox, Swallow, Scarecrow

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Blackstaff Press, 2007 - Fiction - 354 pages
Twenty-first-century Dublin was chic, seductive, and affluent. At the glittering heart of the city is Anna Kelly Sweeney, a moderately successful writer, who lives in exclusive south Dublin with her wealthy property developer husband Alex and her son Rory. Thus insulated from harsh and unpleasant realities, Anna's life is spent in the endless round of launches, lunches and opening nights that makes up the city's literary scene.She meets the handsome but irresponsible Vincy and prepares to abandon home, husband and son for the dream of an all-conquering love. Anna's life is in crisis, and as events unfold, her sense of herself as both a woman and a writer is shattered. This is a modern-day morality tale, an intelligent, funny, critical but always fiercely humane insight into contemporary Irish culture and society.

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User Review  - delphica - LibraryThing

(#53 in the 2008 Book Challenge) Very, very mixed reactions to this. It's a present-day repackaging of the Anna Karenina story set in Ireland, and it's surprisingly as clever as it ought to be and ... Read full review

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To quote a far more perceptive person, "This book should not be tossed aside lightly, it should be flung with great force."

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