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Touchy Subjects

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by Emma Donoghue

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Touchy Subjects by Emma Donoghue
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2006
    288 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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In this sparkling collection of nineteen stories, the bestselling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies.

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"Throughout, Donoghue offers deadpan asides about the trappings of the recent boom times in Ireland." - PW.
"There are no weak links in this collection, which should find a home in all public libraries." - Library Journal.
"Delightful examples of Donoghue's all-encompassing talent that should be read by fans of her period pieces as well as her gay audience-indeed, by anyone who cherishes thoughtful, warm-hearted fiction." - Kirkus.

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Emma Donoghue Author Biography

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in October 1969, Emma Donoghue is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue (the literary critic). She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one eye-opening year in New York at the age of ten. In 1990 she earned a first-class honours BA in English and French from University College Dublin (unfortunately, without learning to actually speak French). She moved to England, and in 1997 received her PhD (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of Cambridge. From the age of 23, she has earned her living as a writer, and has been lucky enough to never have an 'honest job' since she was sacked after a single summer month as a chambermaid. After years of commuting ...

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