Pub Date 19 Mar 2020
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THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR, DAYS WITHOUT END
Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live.
Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole.
Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But the fragile harmony of her unlikely family unit, in the aftermath of the Civil War, is soon threatened by a further traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront, let alone understand.
Told in Sebastian Barry's rare and masterly prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman's journey, of her determination to write her own future, and of the enduring human capacity for love.
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'Nobody writes like, nobody takes lyrical risks like, nobody pushes the language, and the heart, and the two together, quite like Sebastian Barry does.' Ali Smith
'Sebastian Barry knows intimately, knows uniquely, how the broken heart can be wounded and how it can be healed only by wondrous compassion.' – Frank McGuinness
Praise for Days Without End:
'A violent, superbly lyrical Western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making.' – Kazuo Ishiguro
'An amazing achievement . . .For page after page, I found myself thinking, how does he do this?' David Nicholls