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The Portable Virgin

by Anne Enright

The Portable Virgin Synopsis

The characters in this fierce and witty first collection of stories stand at an oblique angle to society. Full of desire, but out of kilter, their response to a dislocated reality is mutinous, wild, unforgettable.

The Portable Virgin Press Reviews

Witty and acerbic...unusual and elegant. She is a writer to watch * Today * Introduces a new voice in Irish fiction...a quirky, subversive, original wit and an imaginative linguistic fluency which must be interpreted as the consolidation of a new literary maturity -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times * In sentence after sentence as cool and clear-headed as the moment a migraine lifts, these pained, precise, disquieting stories restore to us the strangeness of the lives we follow beneath the surface of the lives we lead. The Portable Virgin is a remarkable debut -- Aidan Matthews A great new Irish talent which we're bound to enjoy again. I can't wait * Irish Indepedent *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099437390
Publication date: 3rd September 1998
Author: Anne Enright
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has written two collections of stories, published together as Yesterday's Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green Road, which was the Bord Gais Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution ...

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