Last of Summer (F)

Kate O'Brien, Author
Kate O'Brien, Author Little, Brown Young Readers $13.99 (258p) ISBN 978-1-85381-165-4
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
First published in 1943, Virago's Modern Classic series re-releases Kate O'Brien's (1897-1974) The Last of Summer with an introduction by poet Eavan Boland. Young French actress Angale Maury is traveling in Ireland in 1939; on a whim she visits the village of Drumaninch, her late father's birthplace. There she meets her relatives, the Kernahans: Aunt Hannah and cousins Tom, Martin and Jo. In no time at all, Tom and Martin are smitten with her; she favors Tom and, of course, their proclamations of love stir up complications all around. A gently beguiling tale with hints of darkness at the edges.
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