Apology for Roses

Broderick, John

Published by Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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1973. Hardcover. 230pp. Excellent copy, bound in black cloth with silver title on spine. First edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 'She had been born with a greater capacity for love and pleasure than most people; and her nature had very early on found itself at war with the primitive, property-ridden society in which she was reared.' The story of Marie Fogerty, a young girl caught between two lovers, exposes the social and religious hypocrisy of an Irish town in the 1970s. Marie has grown dissatisfied with her affair with Fr Tom Moran, a loveless relationship condoned by her parents, observed by the town, and borne from mutual listlessness. However, the arrival of Brian Langley, a salesman from Galway, offers Marie glimpses of a new and passionate life. Brian's suspicions about Marie's past loves, and the dwindling health of Marie's father threaten to tear apart a relationship that stands outside of a small town's social norms. A meditation on love and possession, 'An Apology for Roses' remains as relevant today as it was when it first appeared in print. 'In 1973 'An Apology for Roses' was a daring book by any standards. It was considered then to be a 'dirty book.' That it is being reprinted in 2016, forty-three years after it was first after it was first seized by the customs and submitted to the rigours of the censorship board, is refreshing. It sold over 30,000 copies in the first week of publication.' - From the Introduction by Gearoid O'Brien.

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Title: Apology for Roses
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