Touchy Subjects

Touchy Subjects

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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. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child—only his wife is now forty-two years old. A coach’s son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A repressed young woman finds liberation in her roommate’s bizarre secret. Many of these stories involve animals and what they mean to us, or babies and whether to have them; some reimagine biblical plots in modern contexts. With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but penetrate deeply into the human condition.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156032612

  • ISBN-10: 0156032619

  • Pages: 288

  • Price: $16.95

  • Publication Date: 05/07/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 44

Emma Donoghue
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Emma Donoghue

Born in Ireland, Emma Donoghue spent many years in England and now lives in Canada. She is the author of Slammerkin as well as two other novels, a collection of short stories, and a collection of fairy tales. Her novels have been translated into eight languages.
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    PRAISE FOR TOUCHY SUBJECTS

    "Lucid, concise, clever and poignant. Roaming the globe, from many walks of life, bearing their painful and wonderful aspects alike, Donoghue’s characters will remind readers of themselves in the here and now."—THE MIAMI HERALD

    "Touchy Subjects parades a variety of styles, but I’d say Donoghue’s greatest talent is for humor . . . Written over a number of years, these stories demonstrate considerable versatility."—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156032612

  • ISBN-10: 0156032619

  • Pages: 288

  • Price: $16.95

  • Publication Date: 05/07/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 44

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