Orange World and Other Stories - The Bog Girl: A Romance - Madame Bovary's Greyhound Summary & Analysis

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“Bog Girl: A Romance” begins with 15-year-old Cillian Eddowis harvesting peat from a bog on the unnamed European island where he lives. Suddenly, Cillian came across a skeletal hand in the bog. The police arrived to investigate, and discovered the body was that of a teenage girl, preserved for thousands of years in the bog. Cillian took the Bog Girl home. His mother, Gillian Eddowis, voiced her concerns about this development to her sisters over the phone, but still allowed the Bog Girl to eat at the table with the family. Cillian's uncle Shawn declared that he was proud of his nephew for “going after an older woman” (75). Cillian began bringing the Bog Girl into his bedroom at night, further distressing his mother. He then took her to school, where she was adopted into a popular...

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