Good Behaviour

Molly Keane (Author) Amy Gentry (Introduction by)
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Description

A biting, dark satire of 20th-century Irish society, now back in print.

Behind the gates of Temple Alice the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St. Charles family sinks into a decaying grace. To Aroon St. Charles, large and unlovely daughter of the house, the fierce forces of sex, money, jealousy and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behavior. But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St. Charles family from their own unruly and inadmissible desires.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
New York Review of Books
Publish Date
May 04, 2021
Pages
256
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681375298

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About the Author

Molly Keane (1904-1996) was a novelist and playwright born in Kildare, Ireland, to a wealthy hunting family. As a teenager, she started writing in secret, composing fiction that satirized the idiosyncrasies of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. She published eleven novels under the pseudonym M. J. Farrell, first publishing under her own name in 1981, at the age of seventy-seven, with Good Behaviour.

Amy Gentry is the author of Good as Gone, a New York Times Notable Book, and Last Woman Standing. She is also a book reviewer and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Austin Chronicle. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago and lives in Austin, Texas.