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Author: Dorothy Nelson
Publisher: Normal, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2004.
Series: Irish literature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Writing against the grain of conventional Irish fiction, Dorothy Nelson explores a demented, dysfunctional Irish family dominated by Da, a manic-depressive thief and liar who has spent two years in prison for exposing himself in the woods to young children and couples. Ma is a weak and downtrodden victim of her husband's violent temper who occasionally flirts with her son Benjee, an overly sensitive boy with little  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nelson, Dorothy.
Tar and feathers.
Normal, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607109774
Online version:
Nelson, Dorothy.
Tar and feathers.
Normal, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607483312
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Nelson
ISBN: 1564783731 9781564783738
OCLC Number: 55657680
Notes: "A Lannan selection"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 133 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Irish literature series.
Responsibility: Dorothy Nelson.

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"Writing against the grain of conventional Irish fiction, Dorothy Nelson explores a demented, dysfunctional Irish family dominated by Da, a manic-depressive thief and liar who has spent two years in prison for exposing himself in the woods to young children and couples. Ma is a weak and downtrodden victim of her husband's violent temper who occasionally flirts with her son Benjee, an overly sensitive boy with little hope for future happiness. As the narrative passes back and forth between the members of the family, Nelson creates a compelling portrait of abuse and its consequences, one that contains both horror and humor in the sexual and social maladjustments of the characters."--Jacket.

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