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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

Hearne

Alone in her room in a Belfast boarding house, Judith Hearne is almost overwhelmed by loneliness. Yet she still believes there is a chance for happiness, and she waits patiently for the moment when her life will turn from sorrowful longing to joy. By chance she meets a man and her dreams take on a brighter hue, only to be dashed once more.

In The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Moore depicts the disintegration of Judith’s last illusions. Clinging to the bottle for comfort, she becomes a tragic figure who speaks frankly about the human condition. We may laugh at her foibles, but we weep at her plight, and share her primal longing for love and connection.

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English

Fiction

978-0-7710-9992-2

McClelland & Stewart

Toronto

1988

192

softcover