A More Complex Truth is a timely selection of Nuala O’Faolain’s heartfelt non-fiction from the mid 1980s to shortly before her untimely death in 2008. Her wide-ranging essays cast a canny eye on all matters Irish – from sex, contraception, old age, the Border, and the rights of the marginalised, to Charlie Haughey, Mary Robinson, John McGahern and U2.
The unmistakable personal and passionate voice that made her Are You Somebody? a New York Times No. 1 bestseller is evident here, too, in pieces that reflect on the hazards of memoir, the challenges of horse-drawn holidays, and the loss of her beloved dog, Molly. Gifted with a unique capacity to look at issues from all sides, her cutting-edge commentary – whether on our latter-day materialism or the duties of citizenship – remains as topical today as when first penned.
|Dimensions||.215.215 × .135 × .20 mm|