“To the illustrious list of names: Yeats, Joyce, Behan, O’Casey, Beckett, add O’Brien. . . . [She] uses words the way a juggler employs shiny balls, tossing them up, letting them spin, glitter, and reflect off one another in new and startling patterns.” San Francisco Culture Vulture
Triptych and Iphigenia
978-0-8021-4154-5 • $13.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2005
With searing acuity, renowned Irish novelist Edna O’Brien presents three womena mistress, wife, and daughterwho expose their passions for the same man and confront the ways that love can simultaneously liberate and entrap. This lyrical and captivating drama weaves together their stories to construct the portrait of a man through their eyes. Triptych is a powerful work that explores sex, marriage, and predatory relationships.