Dublin 1907, a city of whispered rumours. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works.
Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Witty and watchful, she has dozens of admirers. But in the backstage of her life, there is a secret.
Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by Edwardian conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives.
©2010 Joseph O'Connor (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I am an audio book addict. Love staging the drama in my head, especially psychological intrigue and mysteries.
Arrive at the conflict of the story sooner. Plot unreveles too slowly
didn't care for the story
better luck next read
Yes, in fact, I had to listen to the beginning again after finishing the entire book, in order to straighten out some things I had overlooked at the start, because of the way the author uses flashbacks. But it is a nice story, based on real persons and historical events.
The way the reader can really understand the characters.
There were several good scenes. Can't pick one.
I think the title is just fine.
This was a fantastic book. I really enjoyed the narrator. I was sorry when it ended. I plan to look for more audible selections by Joseph O'Connor. He is an excellent writer.
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