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Dublin, 1907: a city of whispered rumors. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theater where she works.

Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once-prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by Edwardian conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives.

The affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is turbulent, sometimes cruel, and often tender. What is to become of each of them?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 5/18/2011

    " I read this as part of the post-family-Ireland trip -- it was part of One Book, One Dublin. I very much enjoyed it, as it has its own rhythm and sheds an emotional light on early 20th-century Ireland that enriched the histories I'd been reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 5/5/2011

    " One of the things I really liked about this book is that the story revolves around a woman who appears to be a poor homeless bag lady but had actually led a very interesting earlier life. Makes me wonder about all those homeless people I see on the streets... what is their story? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wayne | 4/11/2011

    " o'connor deftly balances poetic language and concise description in his tale about sara allgood's relationship with john synge. a beautifully written book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 3/29/2011

    " Atmospheric and emotional. It is mostly written in 2nd person, but not consistently, and sometimes I had a hard time figuring out whose voice I was reading. The poetic stream of consciousness sometimes made it hard to figure out what was going on. I didn't get the beginning or the end. "

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About the Narrator

Marcella Riordan began her career at the Abbey School in Dublin and has worked in theaters throughout Ireland and the UK, including Druid Theatre and Lyric in Belfast. She has worked extensively on BBC Radio and RTE in Dublin. She was awarded Best Actress for her portrayal of Nancy Gulliver in a BBC Radio adaptation of Jennifer Johnston’s The Old Jest.