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Rising of Bella Casey, The

Author: 
Mary Morrissy
Publisher(s): 
Brandon, Dublin
O'Brien, New York
Publication Date: 
2013-09
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"This novel had a long, hard genesis. But there were times when I felt a little like O’Casey in dread of Bella’s decline. I wasn’t just witnessing the decline but actively subjecting her to all sorts of trials and tribulations. But apart from the attentions of the wicked Reverend Leeper, which is speculative on my part, all of Bella’s other misfortunes were true, so I had to stay true to them."

-- Mary Morrissy, in interview

Description

The Rising of Bella Casey is, like Mary Morrissy's other two novels (Mother of Pearl,1995, and The Pretender, 2000) a work of historical fiction.  It is the imagined story of Bella, the sister of writer Seán O'Casey.  Morrissy has also written a number of short stories. 

Cover image of The Rising of Bella Casey
Publisher(s):
Brandon, Dublin