The Private Wound

The Private Wound

In the West of Ireland in 1939 a young novelist rents a lonely cottage to write his new book in peace.

Almost at once, and without great resistance, he is seduced by the wife of the local squire. Harriet's husband is an older man - hot-tempered, impoverished, gone to seed - who once fought famously against the Black and Tans. Soon this eternal triangle becomes a local scandal, and the atmosphere of threat and violence, intensified by the approaching war in Europe,… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 17, 2012)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 220 pages

Language: English

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