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The Love Object: A Story

The Love Object: A Story

by Edna O'Brien


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“The Love Object” was the title story of Edna O’Brien’s first collection of short fiction—a collection that began the career of, in the words of Joyce Carol Oates, “one of the finest short story writers of our time.” In it, O’Brien tells the timeless story of a doomed love affair. She shows us, in her rich and singular prose, why we love and what happens when we do.

It started over dinner—a successful woman and a married, older man, the afternoons of lying by the fire and the hasty partings. Edna O’Brien, with unmatched wit and depth, lays bare the mind of a woman in love and the inevitable, agonizing loss of the object of her desires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250771698
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Series: Picador Singles
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 4.38(w) x 6.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edna O'Brien is the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Light of Evening. Born in County Clare, Ireland, she now lives in London.