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BeschreibungBlood Sisters is a gripping story created with
themes of real substance and wide appeal. While
this sizzling novel is considered a classic of 1970s
feminist literary fiction, the story is all too timely
today as we face violent debate about national and
ethnic autonomy in Ireland and elsewhere.
Journalists witness ground wars and terrorist
responses in detailed news reports, but Valerie Miner
has divined a passionate full-blooded story about the individuals and families behind those headlines.
At the heart of Blood Sisters are two cousins,
one Irish, one American, who grew up steeped in
their mothers' ideals of the 1916 Uprising. The two
young women try to understand each other's views,
to cross the blurry lines between private and political
life, but are divided by their separate histories
and often despair at the possibility of comprehension,
let alone reconciliation.
Blood Sisters intricately combines important
issues within the tense format of a thriller. Miner
subtly explores the relationships among women of
different generations, unexpected and unacceptable
romance, the daily dramas of immigrant life,
and the struggle of Irish people to discover and
create their own identity and autonomy.
Blood Sisters with its suspenseful story, its crucial
questions, its vibrant humor and its evocative
descriptions is a tour de force by one of the most
important writers of her generation.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 206 Seiten