The Little Red Chairs OverviewThe Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien centers around Fidelma, a woman living in a small Irish town. Her life is changed forever after a foreign stranger, Dr. Vlad, arrives in the town, claiming to be a healer. As Fidelma has always wanted a child, she soon becomes impregnated by Vlad. Soon afterwards, Vlad is arrested and exposed as an evil war-criminal. The book then centers around her acclimation to her place of self-exile, London, and touches on the concept that humans are naturally attracted to evil, whether they realize it or not.
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Edna O'Brien Biographies (3)
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