Now We Can Talk Openly About Men

Now We Can Talk Openly About Men

Martina Evans’s Now We Can Talk Openly about Men is a pair of dramatic monologues, snapshots of the lives of two women in 1920s Ireland. The first, Kitty Donovan, is a dressmaker in the time of the Irish War of Independence. The second, Babe Cronin, is set in 1924, shortly after the Irish Civil War. Kitty is a dressmaker with a taste for laudanum. Babe is a stenographer who has fallen in love with a young revolutionary. Through their separate, overlapping stories,… (more)

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There is a garrulous humanity and humour in Evans’s writing – her women are both spendthrift talkers.


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Publisher: Carcanet Poetry (May 31, 2018)

Page count: 88 pages

Language: English


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