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August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

Author(s): Edna O'Brien

Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

Banned in several countries on first publication, Edna O’Brien’s August is a Wicked Month is a simmering, sensual tale of a woman rediscovering herself on the French Riviera. Separated from her husband and young son, Ellen leaves behind the loneliness of London for a new life of excitement and sexual freedom:a ‘jaunt into iniquity’. However, she soon discovers that independence blurs into loneliness, especially when she receives some heart-breaking news …

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