On Canaan's Side
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Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.
August 2011 Book of the Month.
Getting a copy of a new novel from award-winning Sebastian Barry in the office is always a treat and his latest is simply superb. Spanning nearly seven decades, it is a devastating and beautiful novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry's exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things.' Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger.
‘It is a joy to live in Barry’s beautiful prose and the world of his tender and poignant characters.’ Joan Bakewell
'One of the most moving stories I'd stumbled across for many a year - full of passion without sentimentality and genuinely uplifting. he writes like an angel.' James Naughtie
About the Author
Publication date4th August 2011
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PublisherFaber and Faber
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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