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The Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
  

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‘A triumph... A spectacular breakthrough... it raises the bar for contemporary Irish fiction’ The Sunday Times

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The Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor

In the bitter winter of 1847, The Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Amongst the passengers are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. All in search of a new home in the Promised land, each is yet connected more deeply than they can possibly know...and a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for vengeance and absolution.


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Reviews

'A page-turner of a masterpiece. Don't miss it' - Daily Mail

'Stunningly accomplished' - Guardian

'A terrific story...A stealthily gripping narrative' - Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His novels include: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Star of the Sea, Redemption Falls and Ghost Light. Star of the Sea became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Fiction, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. His work has been published in thirty-five languages.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Joseph O'Connor

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780099563099

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