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Description - Touchy Subjects by Emma Donoghue

How do you make conversation with a sperm donor How do you say someone's novel is drivel Would you give a screaming baby brandy In what words would you tell your girlfriend to pluck a hair on her chin

Touchy Subjects is about things that make people wince: taboos, controversies, secrets and lies. Some of the events that characters crash into are grand, tragic ones: miscarriage, overdose, missing persons, a mother who deserts her children. Other topics, like religion and money, are not inherently taboo, but they can cause acute discomfort because people disagree so vehemently. Many of these stories are about the spectrum of constrained, convoluted feeling that runs from awkwardness through embarrassment to shame.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844087396
ISBN-10: 1844087395
Format: Paperback / softback
(132mm x 201mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue is an Irish novelist, playwright and historian. Her second novel HOOD won the American Library Association Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Award in 1997. She is currently adapting her novel STIR-FRY for Horizonline Films (Ireland).

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