The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien

"The Country Girls" is a coming-of-age novel about two young Irish women, Kate and Baba, who grow up in the restrictive and repressed atmosphere of rural Ireland in the 1950s. The narrative follows their journey from a convent school to the bright lights of Dublin, where they seek love and adventure. The novel explores themes of female friendship, sexual awakening, and the struggle for personal freedom against the backdrop of a conservative society.

The 726th greatest book of all time


Published
1960
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-224
Words
61,000
Original Language
English

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