This is the second book in a trilogy, although it can stand alone as a good read. Two working class childhood friends are now 21 and making their way in Dublin.
A story of Irish girls in the 1960's. Interesting outlook on a different culture. very good
The 2nd in a luminous trilogy depicting working-class Irish life by one of Ireland's finest storytellers.
The Lonely Girl follows the story of childhood friends Kate and Baba, now both twenty-one, as they navigate the rocky, sometimes treacherous pathways of urban life. With hearts as big as Dublin, and hopes as bright as new pennies, they move bravely and eagerly toward the future. Yet the two couldn't be more different, Kate toils in a grocery shop and lives out her romantic fantasies in books. Baba entertains more earthbound dreams. Their principles--and friendship--are tested when Kate meets a dashing married man, and discovers the exhilaration of passion...and the consequences of falling in love.