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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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