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The Light of Evening

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The Light of Evening

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From her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London. The epochs of her life pass before her; she also retraces Eleanora's precipitate marriage to...
From her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London. The epochs of her life pass before her; she also retraces Eleanora's precipitate marriage to...
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  • From her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London. The epochs of her life pass before her; she also retraces Eleanora's precipitate marriage to a foreigner, which alienated mother and daughter, and Dilly's heart-rending letters sent over the years in a determination to reclaim her daughter. But Eleanora's visit does not prove to be the glad reunion Dilly prayed for. And in her hasty departure, Eleanora leaves behind a secret journal of their stormy relationship-a revelation that brings the novel to a shocking close.

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  • Edna O’Brien is the author of 19 books. She was the winner of the 1993 Writers’ Guild Prize for Fiction.

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  • AudioFile Magazine O'Brien's nineteenth novel is a story of the divisions between mother and daughter--a generation apart, a country apart. The mother's story is the easiest to follow as the lyrical narrative switches from one woman's point of view to the other's. O'Brien's poetic language is delightful, but much is left unsaid. Years pass, people marry, divorce, die, children are born, books are written, Dilly's treasured farm goes downhill, along with her husband's love and care. While listeners are left to guess at these in-between times, Dearbhla Molloy's narration is a welcome aid. The heavy brogue she falls into whenever she's speaking in the mother or grandmother's voice provides clear character differentiation for the listener. R.R. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
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