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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
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Jun 15, 2010 | ISBN 9781590173497

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“Set in Belfast in the early 1950s, Brian Moore’s The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is not a kind book, no, but it is utterly transfixing . . . By the end of this truly brilliant, shocking novel, a story peopled by characters who make your skin crawl, the impossible has occurred: The reader both understands and feels compassion for a really awful woman.”
—Katherine A. Powers, The Boston Globe

“Remarkable . . . seldom in modern fiction has any character been revealed so completely or been made to seem so poignantly real.”
The New York Times

“A powerful haunting story by a young Irish-Canadian who knows the meaning not only of loneliness, but that of compassion as well.”
The New York Times
 
“Moore has absolute control over his narrative, and Judith Hearne’s descent is both excruciating and enthralling.”
—Anne Enright in O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“A penetrating, comic, tragic tale of a plain woman…It is a novel that occasionally sings with the lilt of the Irish greats.”
San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Brian Moore [wrote] a superb first novel; The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne reads as freshly, and as heart-breakingly, today as it did when it first appeared in 1955.”
—John Banville
 
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is, to my notion, everything a novel should be.”
—Harper Lee, The New York Times (1960)

“Each book of [Moore’s] is dangerous, unpredictable, and amusing. He treats the novel as a trainer treats a wild beast.”
—Graham Greene
 
“Moore is surely one of the most versatile and compelling novelists writing today.”
Daily Telegraph

“I can’t think of another living male novelist who writes about women with such sympathy and understanding.”
Times Literary Supplement

“A harrowing tour de force.”
New Statesman and Nation

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