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August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

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Not all men look like Daniel Craig, you're not always the prettiest one in the room and then even harsher news from home breaks the last threads of the spell and before you know it, you've tried to shag half the men in the resort to no avail, suffered a massive personal tragedy, financially ruined yourself and the only souvenir you're taking home is a massive overdraft and suspected syphilis. She is the 2011 recipient of the Frank O’Connor Prize, awarded for her short story collection Saints and Sinners. With classics such as Ted Hughes's The Iron Man and award-winners including Emma Carroll's Letters from the Lighthouse, Faber Children's Books brings you the best in picture books, young reads and classics.

Yes, Ellen is young and naive, but that doesn't excuse her bizarre behaviour once she arrives in France.

The actor and his hangers on stop by their table at the bar and they’re swept into a party at someone’s mansion. By accident it seems, she ends up in the posse of a movie star, Bobby, whom she seems to actually want, especially as he holds himself aloof. For more than 60,000 years, stories have formed, and continue to form, an integral part of the culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. A short novel, it is nevertheless jam-packed with the O'Brien's trademark haunting prose - in her best works ( House of Splendid Isolation, In the Forest), her trance-like writing is both comforting and harrowing - often at the very same time.

Often times I would find myself losing focus on what I was reading and having to read some passages again. If you enjoy novels of the variety I mentioned earlier in my review, then this is definitely one you should read. For a while, I thought maybe O'Brien was showing the emptiness of a life based on liquor, sex, and celebrity. The character of Ellen is so unformed, her hair color keeps changing, and I don't mean because she dyes it.This started out in a light hearted way - a sticky August, the beginnings of a potentially stickier liaison and then the decision to abandon London and head to Cannes where a holiday might promise the luxury of fast men, faster cars and nights of heady passion as surf crashes on beaches and the Moroccan zephyr flutters the luxuriant drapes of the master bedroom. Separated from her husband and young son, Ellen leaves behind the loneliness of London for a new life of excitement and sexual freedom:a 'jaunt into iniquity' on the gorgeous French Riviera.

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