A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories

A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories by Edna O'Brien. 1984, FSG, first edition/printing.  Jacket in very good condition, pages have small spot at the edges. This volume includes 29 stories, mostly set in London or the Irish countryside. According to the New York Times, the world of Edna O'Brien "... is a painful world, a vale of tears where ghosts jostle the beautiful fleshly living for a place in the fanatic heart."

"In the distance he was often mistake for a priest, so solemn did he seem in his great long black overcoat and his black squashed hat."

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