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The Banyan Tree : A Novel
The Banyan Tree A Novel
Author: Christopher Nolan
Covering the eighty-plus years of the life of Minnie O’Brien, The Banyan Tree is a rich saga of rural Ireland in the twentieth century. In prose as lushly layered as the land it describes, Nolan lovingly details the triumphs and tragedies of this spirited woman, who struggles to keep body and soul, as well as her modest hopes...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385720687
ISBN-10: 0385720688
Publication Date: 2/12/2002
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Intriguing novel by this author who is mute and paralyzed - he had to type it by having someone hold his head while he tapped at a typewriter with a stick attached to his forehead. His use of language is especially well honed, painstakingly descriptive and unusual. This is a well thought-out story, a rich saga of rural Ireland in the 20th century, spanning 80+ years of a feisty individualistic woman. A good read, and I really enjoyed it.
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