Ghost Light (Paperback)
|Author: Joseph O'Connor|
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|A powerful and deeply moving masterpiece about love, partings and reconciliation -- and of the courage involved in living on nobody else''s terms. Dublin, 1907. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Outspoken and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a Catholic girl from the slums of Dublin, dreaming of stardom in America. Her lover, John Synge, is a troubled genius, whose life is hampered by convention and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Their affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender. |
Many years later, Molly, now a poverty-stricken old woman, makes her way through London''s bomb-scarred city streets, alone but for a snowdrift of memories. Her once dazzling has faded but her unquenchable passion for life has kept her afloat.