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A Thousand Moons (Hardback)
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A Thousand Moons (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 19/03/2020
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Exquisitely rendered in Sebastian Barry’s rhapsodic prose, A Thousand Moons continues the tale of Winona - featured in the author’s Costa Award-winning Days Without End – as she makes her way through the forbidding and treacherous world of post-Civil War America. Conjuring time and place as only Barry knows how, this is a majestic novel of bruising love and coming of age in the American South.

Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live. Narrated by Winona - the young Lakota orphan adopted by soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole in Days Without End - A Thousand Moons continues Sebastian Barry's extraordinary fictional exploration of late nineteenth century America.

Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, educated and loved, Winona is employed by the lawyer Briscoe in the nearby town of Paris, as she tries to forge a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But the fragile harmony of this shared world, 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 gorgeous, lyrical prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman's journey, about her determination to write her own future, and about the enduring human capacity for love.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571333370
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 491 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is a subtle, troubling novel, full of silences, full of pain.' - The Financial Times

''Mostly...the writing brings off Barry's characteristic balancing act, between the lyrical telling that comes to him naturally and the grubby, tormenting world he wants to show us.'' - The Guardian

'A pageturner with heart, soul and muscle…Like all of Barry's best fiction, it examines life from an angle that makes it look as fresh as a new moon.' - The Times

'An extraordinary descriptive writer … Barry's primary mode is a rich, emotive lyricism.' - The Sunday Telegraph

'Like Days Without End, this is a richly poetic read.' - The Sunday Times

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““ Humanity is a book without a cover”...”

Sebastian Barry returns to the world of “ Days without End” ; this sequel is the story of young Lakota girl Winona, adoptive daughter of Thomas McNulty and John Cole.

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Rob

“A difficult read”

Sebastian Barry writes in a certain literary style that you will either warm to or, as in my case, you will find his prose difficult to appreciate. The story is set against the American civil was and concerns a young... More

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“Good people, hard times”

In this surprisingly simple story an adopted Lakota girl trying to find a place for herself in deeply divided rural Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War, Sebastian Barry finds a perfect canvas for his sublime,... More

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