eighty-plus years of the life of Minnie O'Brien, who is bound to
take her place in Irish literature alongside James Joyce's Molly
Bloom, The Banyan Tree is a rich sage of rural Ireland in
the twentieth century. In distinctly layered prose that has been
compared to that of Joyce, Yeats, and Dylan Thomas, Nolan lovingly
details the life and times, the triumphs and tragedies, of this
spirited woman, who struggles to keep her body and soul, as well
as her modest hopes, alive.
The Banyan Tree - feisty and colorful, filled with humor
and love - also demonstrates forcibly that the gentle world of
Minnie's youth is gone forever. A perfectly crafted, exquisitely
Audio book. Six
hours on four cassettes read by Fiona Shaw.