I Am Mary Dunne by Brian Moore

Description: Mary has had several past lives and more than one husband – her true nature is revealed in this brilliant exploration of female desire and sexuality.

TO JEAN, MY WIFE

O body swayed to music,
O brightening glance,
How can we know
the dancer from the dance?

W B YEATS – ‘Among School Children’

Withdrawn from Norfolk Library and Information Service

Opening: Cogito ergo sum. I close my eyes and go back sixteen years. Mother Marie-Thérèse writes it on the blackboard. Her arm is bare to the elbow: the sleeve of her habit is rolled up to avoid chalk dust. ‘I think, therefore I am,’ she says.

A day in the life of a dodgy narrator strung out with PMS (paranoid manic schizophrenia?).

3* I Am Mary Dunne
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3* The Colour of Blood

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