9781555834531

Hood

ISBN 10: 1555834531 / 1-55583-453-1
ISBN 13: 9781555834531
Publisher: Alyson Pubns
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
As a teenager in the late '70s, Pen O'Grady fell in love with Cara Wall. Although Cara was always engaged in unrequited love for other people, their unconventional relationship survived until their late twenties, when Cara died in a car accident. Pen's narration covers the week of the funeral and fourteen years of baffling memories. A bittersweet, sexy tale about romance and loss.

Review:
"...an elegiac reconstruction of a long love affair and a fascinating portrait of lesbian society in modern Ireland...Donoghue does a deft job of catching [the narrator's] wry intelligence and intense romanticism, the deep certainty she has in her identity...Her unsparing record of a difficult, intense, vital affair, and her meditations on the nature of desire, are exact and profoundly moving."

Kirkus, 01/15/1996

Review:
"Professing lesbianism...is not the purpose of 'Hood', which is essentially a tender love story about a newly bereaved partner looking back at the gathering moments of intimacy over the 13 years of knowing her lover. The charm of the book--and it is utterly charming--lies in its lack of political aggression, in its insouciant avoidance of the bandwagon....The achievement of 'Hood' may lie in its very ordinariness. It states indirectly that love, homosexual or heterosexual, is simply love."

Catherine Lockerbie, New York Times Book Review, 03/23/1996

 
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Hood (ISBN: 1555834531 / 1-55583-453-1)
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